MCC expels member after Long Room confrontation

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Johnny Bairstowe stumped by Alex CareyThe confrontation came after Jonny Bairstow's controversial stumping on the final day of the second Ashes Test

The Marylebone Cricket Club has expelled one member and suspended two others following altercations with Australia players at Lord's during the second Ashes Test in July.

Footage showed words exchanged between spectators in the Long Room and Usman Khawaja and David Warner of Australia.

Anger was sparked when England's Jonny Bairstow was controversially stumped by Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey.

The three members will not be able to appeal against the decision.

They were all found to have used "abusive, offensive or inappropriate behaviour or language" with one member given a four-and-a-half-year suspension and the other serving 30 months.

In a statement, the MCC said: "The actions of the three individuals in the pavilion on the day in question fell well below the behaviour expected from our members."

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