England's team civilization has been underlined arsenic the premier crushed wherefore Joe Root's men failed abysmally during The Ashes, with a caller study revealing claims of 'fat shaming' and dense drinking during the tour.
As the post-mortems proceed successful the aftermath of the humiliating defeat, reports successful the UK uncover however 1 subordinate reportedly rejected a modular fittingness test, and accused absorption of abdominous shaming.
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"One subordinate refused to instrumentality portion successful the skin-fold trial - a gauge of assemblage abdominous - and, erstwhile pressed, accused England of trying to abdominous shame him. The trial was ne'er carried out," The Telegraph's Nick Hoult wrote.
"Fitness levels intelligibly dipped for immoderate players, who started the circuit successful bully signifier but appeared to fto that broadside drift arsenic the circuit went on."
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England bowler Ollie Robinson came nether occurrence from sections of the media and erstwhile players for his deficiency of availability, raising question marks astir his fitness.
Various injuries hindered his interaction during the tour, with the seamer taking 11 wickets successful 4 games astatine an mean of 25.54. While helium was a wide menace to the Australian batting order, his wounded problems stopped him from playing and became a talking constituent during the series.
Robinson experienced backmost spasms during the Hobart Test which forced him to beryllium for a period, starring to immoderate wrong the squad to question his preparation.
According to The Telegraph, Robinson failed to marque his fittingness an implicit priority, and adjacent played play contempt the imaginable to aggravate an injury.
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"When England had the accidental for a time disconnected successful Hobart, Robinson went and played play adjacent though helium was troubled by a enarthrosis occupation that threatened his chances of playing, with Craig Overton preparing to play successful his place," Hoult wrote.
Coach Chris Silverwood's benignant of absorption has besides travel nether the microscope, with a drinking civilization among players reportedly sparking concern.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes the taste issues stem from players having excessively overmuch powerfulness successful the modern game. Vaughan said players person excessively galore options.
"Coaches and administrators person to effort and drawback backmost immoderate of the power. I person heard stories connected this Ashes circuit of England players refusing to bash things they person been asked by the management. That cannot beryllium right," Vaughan wrote.
"Players person to beryllium told successful nary uncertain terms: 'This is what it takes to beryllium an England player.' It is non-negotiable. Not the different mode around.
"Players person large opportunities present with franchise leagues astir the satellite but the champion declaration of the batch is the England cardinal contract."
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