Cricket-New ECB chief warns players over discipline

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LONDON, Sep 27 (Reuters) Newly-elected England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke has threatened to suspend any players who step out of line.

Captain Paul Collingwood and all rounder Andrew Flintoff have made the front pages this year while on tour and Clarke has warned them about their future behaviour.

''I don't see why they shouldn't be (banned). I think people understand that with privilege and money comes responsibility,'' Clarke told the BBC.

''We're not going to get proper athletes and a decent team if people do not have the right attitude as professionals in their sport. Head coach Peter Moores is clear on what he wants to see happen and has set down parameters on what is expected.

''We need serious professionalism at all levels if we're going to win the Ashes back.'' Collingwood was fined 2,014 dollars at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa after he was caught in a table dancing club the night before England's match against South Africa.

Flintoff was sacked as England vice-captain at the World Cup when he was involved in a drinking session in St Lucia.


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