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Symonds in trouble again, fights over drinks

Controversies continue to chase the Australian all-rounder.

November 24, 2008, 3:05 PM IST
Symonds in trouble again, fights over drinks

Melbourne: Controversies continue to chase Andrew Symonds as the Australian all-rounder is now said to have picked up a fight at a pub, forcing Cricket Australia to have a look into the issue.

Media reports here claim that Symonds, who has just returned to the national side after missing the India tour, was allegedly involved in a physical altercation at a pub in Brisbane.

"Symonds was understood to have been drinking at the popular Normanby Hotel in Red Hill with several members of the Australian rugby league team when the fight commenced.

"The incident is believed to have occurred on Sunday evening, about six hours after the Australian cricket team sealed a 149-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test at the Gabba, and involved a confrontation between Symonds and a member of the public," 'Sydney Morning Herald' wrote in its exclusive report.

Cricket Australia further said in the report that they were eliciting information on the matter.

"We are getting as much information as possible to establish what did and did not happen. We understand there was an altercation," a CA spokesman said.

The troubled all-rounder has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons that even cost him his place in the national side, which toured India recently.

He had preferred fishing over a compulsary team meeting when Bangladesh was in the country for a Test series, following which he was asked to attend a rehabilitation programme under CA's insistence.

He won his place back in the side when Australia picked him for the ongoing Test tour against New Zealand.

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