After Australian players were assaulted in the Lord’s Long Room during this summer’s Ashes Test, an MCC member was removed from the club and two others received long penalties.
Angry spectators heckled the foreign visitors as they were making their way to lunch after Jonny Bairstow’s disputed stumping by Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey on the last day of the second test.
Multiple altercations within the Pavilion were captured on social media and in media coverage, which led the MCC to apologize right away and suspend three of its members pending an internal inquiry.
All three of them have been accused of “abusive, offensive, or, appropriate behavior or language” up to this point. One of the unnamed three has been expelled from the club, while the other two have each received suspensions of four and a half years and two and a half years, respectively.
The MCC released a statement this morning stating that “the actions of the three individuals in the Pavilion on the day in question fell well below the behavior expected from our Members.” “The consequences of violating the Club’s Code of Conduct are outlined in the penalties.”