London, Mar 5: New Zealand cricketers are set to face investigation following a mysterious foot injury suffered by fast bowler Doug Bracewell, allegedly after a booze bash, ahead of their Test series against England starting from Wednesday.
Bracewell, who has been ruled out of the first test against England, suffered a cut on his right foot allegedly caused due to cleaning up broken glass after a beer-soaked bash at his home in Napier, the Mirror reports.
Disappointed at the alcohol allegations, New Zealand team manager Mike Sandle said that he will have to investigate the case and talk to some players, including Bracewell, to ascertain the actual facts.
Sandle further said that such happenings are an unwelcome distraction as the team has been trying to earn the respects of their fans by putting in a strong Test match performance, adding that he expected the players to look after themselves and be fit to play for their team. (ANI)