Symonds sent home for discipline breach
CRICKET: DARWIN, Australia, Aug 30; - Star Australian all-rounder
Andrew Symonds has been sent home from the one-day series against
Bangladesh for breaching discipline, cricket officials said Saturday.
Symonds was set to play in Saturday’s opening game here, but instead
was heading back to Queensland after missing a team meeting on Friday
and will play no part in the series.
Cricket Australia (CA) officials said team leadership had suggested
on Friday night that Symonds be sent home. Symonds missed the compulsory
meeting because he went fishing, and also skipped a later optional
It is not the first time Symonds has been in trouble with team
In 2005, he was suspended for two games after a drinking binge just
before Australia suffered its only loss to Bangladesh in one-day
He also missed the team bus in the West Indies in June and was
involved in an ongoing dispute with the Indians last summer.