Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Andrew Symonds Not to be Considered for South Africa Tour

Andrew Symonds will not be considered for Australia’s upcoming tour to South Africa. Today, Australian selectors confirmed that the all-rounder is not in their plan for the South Africa tour. Symonds has been advised to go through psychological counseling and continue playing for his state side Queensland in domestic cricket. Symonds’s international future now seems to be uncertain as the hot-tempered veteran is not at his best form now, and most importantly, Symonds was involved in a number of off-field issues over the last six months and missed lots of cricket action for breaching discipline and behavioral code of Cricket Australia. Recently, he was handed a A$4000 fine by the board for his insulting words towards New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum during a radio interview.

With the all rounders like Shane Watson, Ashley Noffke and Andrew McDonald already pushing for a place in the Australian team, it seems that Symonds will have to prove himself both on and off the field.

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