23 Mar 2009

Symonds in trouble again

6:29 pm on 23 March 2009

The controversial all-rounder Andrew Symonds is once again in trouble after reportedly being kicked out of a Brisbane bar on Sunday night.

It's understood Symonds was drinking on the weekend to celebrate the end of the Sheffield Shield season and was asked to leave the Watt Bar at New Farm.

A Brisbane afternoon newspaper mX reported Symonds and his friends were sent away after the cricketer accidentally broke a glass and was stumbling and calling out boisterously to his friends.

It is the latest incident in a forgettable summer of misdemeanours and poor form for the out-of-favour Test star and could spell the end of his fading Ashes selection chances.

Symonds has been undergoing a second period of counselling and rehabilitation after returning to the game last month following knee surgery at the start of the year.

The 33-year-old was ordered to undergo counselling after the "gone fishing' affair in late August but was recalled to the Test team in November.

He played five straight Tests before being sidelined by injury.

While recovering, he received a $4000 fine for calling New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum a "lump of shit" in a radio interview while under the influence of alcohol.

The incident saw him receive a "last chance" warning by Cricket Australia for his off-field behaviour.