Troubled Symonds has numerous foreign offers to play

June 8th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 8 (ANI): Troubled all rounder Andrew Symonds, who was send back to Australia from Twenty 20 World Cup in England for breaking alcohol related rules, has “numerous” foreign offers before him as he mulls over whether to continue playing in Australia.

Symonds is expected to decide this week if he will attempt to play for Queensland in the domestic competition after his international career was reported to be almost over.

Queensland Cricket has thrown the all rounder a lifeline to continue on for the Bulls, The Age reported.

Symonds could still appear all around the world as he has English and South African offers on the table on top of his 1.35 million dollars Indian Premier League contract, which has another year to run.

Symonds’ manager Matt Fearon confirmed the batsman, turning 34 on Tuesday, was keen to play on despite Cricket Australia indicating they will withdraw his 2009-10 contract.

Fearon said his client had “numerous” teams looking to contract him including English counties and South African Twenty20 provinces.

“It’s fair to say he’s constantly sought after from many regions both prior to this happening and currently. He could be a fairly transient cricketer. They’re areas we haven’t explored before because he’s always been focused on playing international cricket. They’re options for him if he chooses to do that,” he added.

Symonds, who arrived home on Saturday, is currently seeking advice from family and friends as he weighs up his future.

Fearon said Symonds still enjoyed the game and the most important aspect for him was to play in an environment with like-minded people after feeling out of place in the current Australian team environment. (ANI)

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