Australia Twenty20 team sends Symonds home
Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been punished for skipping the team practice at the Oval following an “alcohol-related incident”, and the team management sent him back home from the ICC World Twenty20 Championship.
Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland said the 33-year-old Symonds broke a number of rules “in the last 24-48 hours” and the CA was now busy in organising flights to get him back to Australia.
Sutherland said that though in isolation the breaches were not serious, but in the scheme of things they are unpardonable. Symonds’ CA contract, which he retained only last month, is also now under review.