Monday, June 20, 2005

In other news, Pope fined for being Catholic

Reports Cricket 365:

Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has apologised after being handed a two-match suspension and fined for being out "later than was appropriate" ahead of Saturday's NatWest Series clash with Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens.

The 30-year-old was initially included in the side but then axed 10 minutes before skipper Ricky Ponting was due to toss up after his behaviour came to light.

Reports in Australia claim the former Kent and Gloucestershire player had been drinking into the early hours of Saturday morning and that alcohol was smelt on his breath by his team-mates when preparing for the 50-over contest.

Seems a bit harsh to punish an Aussie for drinking.

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