Match referee 'to address Alastair Cook, Michael Clarke before second Ashes Test'

England captain Alastair Cook holds the Ashes urn with opposite number Michael Clarke of Australia ahead of the first Test match in Brisbane on November 20, 2013
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Match referee Jeff Crowe will reportedly summon Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke to remind them of their responsibilities ahead of the second Ashes Test.
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Match referee Jeff Crowe will reportedly hold talks with England captain Alastair Cook and Australia skipper Michael Clarke before the second Ashes Test.

The pair are expected to be reminded of their responsibilities following a hostile opening Test, which the Aussies clinched by 381 runs in Brisbane.

The contest was dominated by a number of incidents, one of which resulted in Clarke being fined £3,000 for telling England bowler James Anderson to "get ready for a broken fucking arm".

Crowe will speak to the two captains, as well as team coaches Andy Flower and Darren Lehmann, according to the London Evening Standard.

The second Test gets underway in Adelaide next week.

Matt Prior
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