Symonds not too keen on Queensland contractJune 12th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Queensland cricket might have found itself a little extra money to offer to Andrew Symonds for 2009-10 but it seems that the all-rounder is no mood to play serious cricket any more.
The Australian reported that Queensland were initially keen to have Symonds back, but since they had already offered contracts to players for next summer, they had no money left to offer to the cricketer. But after veteran Ashley Noffke announced Thursday that he was joining Western Australia, Queensland have found some extra money to lure Symonds.
But after being sent back home from the Twenty20 World Cup following discipline breaches and with his 2009-10 Cricket Australia (CA) contract revoked, Symonds will not be signing anything and will play on a casual basis next year.
The daily reported that several South African Twenty20 teams and English counties have shown interest in Symonds and it seems he may float between there, the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the occasional game with Queensland.
“We are working through the process and he is close to setting some goals there and getting an idea of what he wants to do,” Matt Fearon, Symond’s manager, was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
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