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Will Symonds ever play for Australia again?
Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds is being sent home from the World Twenty20 tournament in England for disciplinary reasons, Cricket Australia (CA) has said.
CA chief executive James Sutherland told a hastily-arranged news conference in Melbourne broadcast on national television that Symonds had been ordered home for alcohol related issues.
“The decision has been made after Andrew, in the last 24 to 48 hours, has broken a number of team rules,” Sutherland said.
“In isolation those breaches are not significant but in the context of the commitment that Andrew has made to his team mates and Cricket Australia over the last six to 12 months they are the final straw.”
Will he ever play for Australia again? It looks doubtful at this stage given the number of chances he has been given and the talent waiting in the wings.