Sleepy Symonds gets dressing down for missing team bus

June 12th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 12 (ANI): All rounder Andrew Symonds was given a stern reminder about his responsibilities as an Australian cricketer after sleeping in and missing the team bus to training in Barbados.

Team management gave Symonds a dressing down after he missed the 10a.m. bus from the team hotel and instead had to get a taxi to reach the ground.

Team officials spoke to Symonds out of public view at Kensington Oval, reminding him about his responsibilities and the standards of the Australian team, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The all-rounder, who completed the training session with the side, claimed he simply slept in and there is no further action likely to be taken.

It comes less than a fortnight after Stuart MacGill claimed he slept through his alarm clock and arrived late to day two of the second Test in Antigua.

Symonds has been in disciplinary hot water before, almost sent home from the 2005 Ashes after arriving drunk on the morning of a one-dayer against Bangladesh in Cardiff.

However, he has tried to turn the corner with a more mature approach to his cricket. (ANI)

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