Sport Zampa: No issue with Marsh and Bird smoking during Ashes celebrations

11:36  11 january  2018
11:36  11 january  2018 Source:   Omnisport

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Melbourne, January 11: Australia one-day international spinner Adam Zampa said he has no issue with cricketers smoking after Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird were pictured doing so amid the country's Ashes celebrations .

Australia cricket team players Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird have been slammed for smoking while celebrating the Ashes victory over England cricket team but Adam Zampa dismissed the criticism. No issue with cricketers smoking : Zampa .

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Cricket Home. Photos. Zampa : No issue with cricketers smoking . The Daily Telegraph snapped Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird enjoying a cigarette with their drinks at the Coogee Pavilion in Sydney while they celebrated their Ashes triumph.

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Australia one-day international spinner Adam Zampa said he has no issue with cricketers smoking after Shaun Marsh and Jackson Bird were pictured doing so amid the country's Ashes celebrations.

Pictures via The Daily Telegraph surfaced on Thursday of Marsh and Bird smoking cigarettes in Sydney as Australia celebrated their 4-0 Ashes victory over England.

The pair have been slammed for their actions, however, Zampa dismissed the criticism.

"I don't think there was any kids at the [bar] Coogee Pavillion," Zampa told reporters.

"I don't think they were doing it on purpose in front of any kids either.

AdamZampa-cropped: Australian spinner Adam Zampa in Melbourne © Provided by Omnisport Australian spinner Adam Zampa in Melbourne "After a 4-0 Ashes, the guys have done quite well, it's probably a nice time just to loosen up a little bit and have a beer and, if they want to, they can light one up."

Zampa was speaking ahead of the opening ODI against England at the MCG in Melbourne on Sunday.

It will be the first of five games and the 25-year-old – who has taken 40 wickets in 27 ODIs – is determined to cement his place in the team.

"I'm on edge a little bit at the moment and I think that's probably a good thing for me," Zampa said.

"I think I perform my best with that. There's guys trailing me like [Ashton Agar] who's bowling really well now with the white ball, so I think if anything that will help me as well."'

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