Australia batsman David Warner has been dropped from the team's Champions Trophy match against New Zealand for an alleged physical altercation with an England player, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday.
The flamboyant left-hander, who was primed to open the batting for Australia in back-to-back Ashes series against England starting in July, has been reported for breaching the code of behaviour.
"Warner...was allegedly involved in (an incident) with an England player in the early hours of Sunday morning following the ICC Champions Trophy match between the teams in Birmingham," the governing body said in a statement.
"Team management have stood down Warner pending the outcome of the hearing, meaning he will miss Australia's match against New Zealand in Birmingham tonight (Wednesday)."
CA said it would make no further comment until the hearing, the time and date for which had yet to be confirmed.
Local media reports said the England player involved in the incident with Warner was young batsman Joe Root.