Even as Stuart Broad is part of the England XI in the Trent Bridge Test against New Zealand, a pub co-owned by the pacer was engulfed by flames on Saturday in Nottinghamshire.
Stuart Broad is playing for England against New Zealand in the 2nd Test at Trent Bridge (AP Photo)
- Stuart Broad is on national duty for the 2nd Test vs New Zealand
- The pub in Nottinghamshire is co-owned by Broad and Harry Gurney
- Fire serivce official confirmed that the pub was severely damaged
A fire broke out at a pub co-owned by cricketer Stuart Broad and his former national teammate Harry Gurney in England’s Nottinghamshire on Saturday even as the celebrated fast bowler was on national duty. The pub at Upper Broughton has been severely damaged after the fire broke out at 3:22 am local time from its first floor.
Firefighters rushed to The Tap & Run pub and were battling hard to douse the fire. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said on Saturday morning that.2 fire engines were stationed outside the pub after the main road was closed and added that the property was severely damaged. The Fire and Rescue Service urged the public to avoid the area even as photos shared by the agency showed the pub engulfed in flames.
No one is believed to have been injured by the fire at the pub, which is run by The Cat & Wickets Pub Company, which Broad launched in 2016 along with Gurney.
Station manager at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Jonathan Wilson confirmed that the building was damaged quite badly and that an investigation will be carried out after they manage to douse the fire.
Update on Upper Broughton fire
Main Road is closed
We’re still fighting a fire in the roof
Property is severely damaged
2 fire engines and our Aerial Ladder Platform still present
Please avoid the area pic.twitter.com/CTAckgSMCq
— Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (@nottsfire) June 11, 2022
“We were mobilised to this building fire and we had eight appliances here and an aerial ladder platform. Swift action by the crews has contained the fire to the building but the building is quite badly damaged.
“We are working to dampen it down and will probably be here doing that for the next couple of hours at least. There was not believed to be anybody inside the building and the fire was contained to the building itself. Crews from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire together have been working to deal with it.
“We are going to concentrate on putting the fire out – we are having a structural engineer have a look at the building as well to see if it is structurally safe, then there will be an investigation.”
Broad is with the England team, taking on New Zealand on Day 2 of the 2nd Test of a 3-match series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The senior fast bowler returned to the side for the series opener at Lord’s after being left out for the tour of West Indies along with James Anderson.
Broad, who has picked up 541 wickets in Test cricket, shone on his return picking up 4 in the first Test in London as England completed a stunning comeback to take a 1-0 lead in the series.Al