27 Jan 2009

Symonds to face hearing over McCullum remarks in interview

5:49 pm on 27 January 2009

The Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds will face a hearing tomorrow to explain his conduct during a radio interview last week where he made uncomplimentary remarks about the New Zealand wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum.

Symonds reacted to McCullum's recuitment by New South Wales for last weekend's domestic Twenty20 final.

He's been charged with making detrimental public comments, a breach of Cricket Australia's code of behaviour.

However, his contract won't be under threat, as the maximum penalty for the breach is a fine of less than 6-thousand Australian dollars.