James Faulkner's ban stands for the ODI against Ireland, T20 and the opening couple of ODIs against England © Getty Images (File Photo)
James Faulkner’s ban stands for the ODI against Ireland, T20 and the opening couple of ODIs against England © Getty Images (File Photo)

Australian all-rounder, James Faulkner was handed a four-match ban by Cricket Australia (CA) and is set to miss the ODI series against England after the conclusion of the ongoing Ashes series. James Faulkner could face 8-match ban for drunk driving

He is facing the ban, following the car crash in Manchester, while playing for Lanchashire in the Natwest T20 Blast. He was found to have consumed twice the legal alcohol limit in blood, along with his Tasmanian counterpart, Tim Paine.

Faulkner was arrested following the crash, as he was in the police custody and is due to face court charges on July 21. However, CA was quick enough to act on its own terms and ban him for four games, reports espncricinfo.com. James Faulkner admits to drunk-driving offence

His ban stands for the ODI against Ireland, T20 and the opening couple of ODIs against England. However, a suspension could eventually rule him out of the whole tour.

Pat Howard, manager of Australia cricket team said that Faulkner had accepted the penalty. Warner needs to show more respect towards Root, says B McCullum

“James has acknowledged the seriousness of his actions and has accepted the penalties handed down today. “He has cooperated fully with the disciplinary procedure and is deeply remorseful,” he said.

“We have reminded James that his actions had serious potential to cause harm to him and others. Aside from the suspension handed down, he has been formally reprimanded for his behaviour. In saying that, we do acknowledge that James has been a player with a good track record and we would like to think that this episode is very much out of character,” he added. Nevill set to Brad Haddin as AUS wicketkeeper in Lord’s Test