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England cricket players safe after Melbourne runaway car incident

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) released a statement confirming “all England players and management...are safe” after pedestrians were hit by a car in Melbourne.

cricket Updated: Dec 21, 2017 16:27 IST
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England cricket team is in Melbourne for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia cricket team and the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed all members of the touring party are safe.(Getty Images)

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed no England players or management staff were among the 14 people injured when a car struck pedestrians in Melbourne on Thursday.

Two men were arrested following an incident in the city’s central business district, which left several people critically injured.

Victoria Police believe the driver deliberately struck pedestrians at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street.

England are in the city preparing for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia and the ECB confirmed all members of the touring party are safe.

“Following the Flinders Street incident in Melbourne, all England players and management have been accounted for and are safe,” said a statement.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 16:27 IST