Durham will take serious action against James Franklin

IPL 2022: Durham to take serious action against James Franklin County side Durham said they would talk to head coach James Franklin “In person” The former New Zealand pacer has been accused of physical harassment by Indian leg-spinner Yuzbendra Chahal. Follow IPL 2022 updates on Insidesport.IN

Earlier this year, in a podcast published by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chahal recalled an incident in 2011 when his then Mumbai Indians teammate Franklin and Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds allegedly tied him up while celebrating their victory in the Champions League final. .

IPL 2022: Durham will take serious action against coach James Franklin after the release of Yuzbendra Chahal ‘who physically assaulted him in 2011’

“We are aware of recent news reports surrounding a 2011 incident in which a member of our staff was named.” Durham made the announcement in a statement to ESPNcricinfo.

“As with any matter involving employees, the club will speak privately with all parties involved to determine the events.”

Chahal further complained that the two had taped his face, kept him in a room and had forgotten him for the whole night.

Franklin, who was part of the Mumbai Indians squad from 2011 to 2013, was appointed Durham coach in early 2019.

“It happened in 2011, when Mumbai Indians won the Champions League. We were in Chennai. She [Symonds] There was plenty of ‘fruit juice’.

IPL 2022: Durham will take serious action against coach James Franklin after the release of Yuzbendra Chahal ‘who physically assaulted him in 2011’

“I don’t know what he thought, but he and James Franklin came together and tied my hands and feet and said, ‘No, you have to open it.’ They were so lost that they taped my face and completely forgot about me during the party.

‚ÄúThen they all left and in the morning someone came to clean [the room] And saw me, and called a few others and opened me up. “ Chahal claimed.

According to Chahal, no player has ever apologized.

Allegations against Franklin and Symonds surfaced after the leg-spinner revealed another tragic incident when a drunken player hung him from the 15-storey verandah of a Bangalore hotel during an IPL party after a match in 2013.

IPL 2022: Durham will take serious action against coach James Franklin after the release of Yuzbendra Chahal ‘who physically assaulted him in 2011’

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