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Freddie Flintoff's drunken antics and wild behaviour that got him banned from game
Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams will see the cricket star-turned presenter attempting to prove that anyone can play cricket.In one of his toughest challenges yet, Freddie will be taking a group of reluctant teens from his hometown in Preston and hopes to make them into a competitive cricket team.While Freddie will attempt to become a role model for the teens, he’s not always been on his best behaviour himself.The Top Gear presenter has had some infamous drunken antics in his time and received several warnings for his wild behaviour.As he hopes to inspire young people to play cricket, here’s a look back at a few of the wildest moments from his younger days.In 2007 a wild drunken escapade lost Freddie his position of vice-captain of the England cricket team and got him handed a one-match ban.Flintoff had been on an eight-hour boozing session with his teammates after they lost their first match in the Cricket World Cup.The intoxicated Freddie proceeded to steal a pedalo and had to be rescued at sea after it capsized off the beach near his team’s hotel.After the incident, Freddie said he was “extremely sorry”, but it wasn’t the first time that he’d been warned about his behaviour.A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said: "Andrew Flintoff has been given warnings about his conduct and discipline for previous incidents of this nature.“In light of this and due to the serious nature of the incident in which he was involved at the hotel on Friday night we have decided to take further disciplinary action against him.“Andrew has been made fully aware of the team management's concerns and the fact the ECB considers this type of behaviour to be totally unacceptable."The World Cup pedalo incident wasn’t the first