Symonds loses Cricket Australia contract

June 12th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 12 (ANI): Cricket Australia have withdrawn their contract offer to troubled all-rounder Andrew Symonds and added injury-prone speedster Shaun Tait to their 25-man list.

Cricket Australia chief operations manager Michael Brown on Friday confirmed he had informed Symonds that his contract offer had been pulled following his latest alcohol-related indiscretion this month in England.

“Cricket Australia has advised Andrew Symonds that his contract offer for the next contract year (starts July 1) has been withdrawn. Selectors have convened and have added Shaun Tait to the contract list for the coming year,” The Australian quoted Brown, as saying.

Brown said Symonds would still be clear to play in Australia and he was hopeful the 34-year-old would continue to play for Queensland Bulls in the domestic competition.

Queensland Cricket has left the door open for him to play any form of the game next summer. (ANI)

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