MCC member is kicked out of Lord & # 39; s pavilion in front of Australian cricket player Steve Smith's boo after being hit on the head and shaken by a quick ball
- Member was ejected from the long room on the fourth day of the Ashes competition
- Allegedly he booed Steve Smith and broke apart after stepping on 92
- Smith had previously retired 40 minutes after being hit by a relentless fast ball
- Players walk to changing rooms via the Long Room that is full of MCC members
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An MCC member was thrown out of the Lord's pavilion yesterday after allegedly boiling and lauding Steve Smith as he walked through the Long Room on day four of the second Ashes test.
The Australian batsman was on his way back to the locker room after he got 92 lbw on 92 runs, after returning to the center earlier in the day after being hit by a Jofra Archer fast ball earlier in the day.
The member is supposed to have booed and fired Smith 28 when the batsman trudged through the Long Room, full of members on Saturday.
It is thought that this is the first time that a member of Marylebone Cricket Club, founded in 1787, was ejected for such behavior after a change in rule in May, The times reported.
Smith left the field for 40 minutes to be treated after being caught in the neck by a relentless bouncer from Archer (photo)
The famous Long Room at the front of the pavilion at Lord & # 39; s, the Home of Cricket, and packed with MCC members on match days (file photo)
The new rulebook states: & # 39; MCC expects members to respect and support each other, the club, Lord & # 39; s and anyone visiting or working there.
"Any behavior that shows no respect, including abusive, discriminatory or inappropriate behavior or language, is considered a violation of the club's rules and may hold a member liable for removal or suspension."
After being released from the pavilion, the member could be confronted with further sanctions, including suspension or expulsion from the club.
The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA), the players' union, issued a statement last night condemning booing by a small minority of English fans in the Home of Cricket.
The hunters were heard when Smith left the field for 40 minutes to be treated after being caught in the neck by a relentless bouncer from Archer.
Smith was excluded from the fifth day of the series with a concussion on Sunday.
Greg Dyer and Alistair Nicholson, the chairman and CEO of ACA, said: & The reality is that cricket can be a dangerous sport, especially when bowling is just as fierce as in this series.
& # 39; It was important and correct to see that the protocols & # 39; were applied at night with Lords.
& # 39; What was unwelcome and incorrect was the sound of an angry player. Cricket deserves much better than that. And Lord & # 39; s, the home of cricket, also deserves much better than that. What we saw was the courage of an excellent young man. It must be praised, not defamed.
& # 39; During the English summer, the audience was generally great and really added to the competition. But when someone is injured, but still angry, it's time to & # 39; enough & # 39; to name. & # 39; & # 39;
Steve Smith was able to return to the field after he got the all-clear in mandatory concussion tests, but he was declared to have had a concussion on Sunday and ruled out the last day
Smith, considered one of the most talented batsmen of his generation, made himself vulnerable after the infamous ball of spades on the Australia tour of South Africa in 2018.
Smith was forced to resign as the captain, along with David Warner, the vice captain, and both were banned for a year from ball scuffing in Johannesburg in March of last year.
Rookie Cameron Bancroft was recruited by the couple to perform the operation, using a piece of tape with grains of dirt stuck on it. Bancroft was suspended for nine months.
All three players have played this summer in the Ashes series against England.
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