West Indies v Australia, 3rd Test, Barbados June 12, 2008

Late Symonds fined for sleeping in

Cricinfo staff


Andrew Symonds was late for the team bus but still made it to training © Getty Images
 

Andrew Symonds has become the second Australian to be fined for missing the team bus on the tour of the West Indies. Stuart MacGill was late on day two of the second Test while Symonds slept in and arrived ten minutes after the team left for training in Barbados.

The Australian reported Symonds was fined $3000 for what a team spokesman called a "minor disciplinary transgression". Symonds did not miss any part of the session after getting to the ground in a taxi.

MacGill was also fined by the team leadership group in what was his final Test before retirement. Both players claim all they did was sleep in.

In 2005 Symonds turned up drunk to Australia's ODI with Bangladesh in Cardiff and was lucky not to be sent home. Australia lost the game but Symonds kept his contract and was warned of the consequences of any more serious incidents.