Australian captain Pat Cummins has not given much information about the incident involving his Australian teammate Glenn Maxwell. He spoke about it in the pre-match conference ahead of the second Test against the West Indies starting in Brisbane on January 25.
According to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald, Glenn Maxwell was rushed to hospital in an ambulance on the night of January 19 after falling and losing consciousness. Reportedly, he was in a late night pub attending a concert along with the likes of former Australian pacer Brett Lee and others.
There are also reports that he had also consumed alcohol at the pub he went to for the party. Meanwhile, the Australian all-rounder was excluded from the ODI squad for the upcoming three-match series against the West Indies, citing workload management.
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Cricket Australia, which is investigating the incident, says it is a mere coincidence and has nothing to do with Maxwell’s untimely health scare. Pat Cummins, the Australian captain, while speaking to reporters did not give too many details about the incident.
He needs to own his decisions: Pat Cummins on Glenn Maxwell
Cummins would only say that Maxwell will only have to take responsibility for his “incident.” He also confirmed that Maxwell was not along with his Australian teammates at the party and that he was there for a personal occasion.
“We are all adults, we have participated in nights out, you have to make your own decisions. I guess in this real incident, he was obviously not on tour with the Australians, he was there for a private event and he was not with the cricket team. So, it’s a little different. Absolutely, any decision you make, you have to own it and be comfortable with it,” Cummins said at a press conference ahead of the second Test against the West Indies in Brisbane. Cummins said.
Cricket Australia also issued a statement regarding the incident surrounding Glenn Maxwell. The board said they are investigating the matter surrounding the SUV and said the incident has nothing to do with Maxwell not being part of the time. They also confirmed that Maxwell will return for the T20I series against the West Indies.
“Cricket Australia is aware of an incident involving Glenn Maxwell in Adelaide at the weekend and is seeking further information,” a statement read. It has no relation to his replacement in the ODI squad, a decision that was made following the BBL and based on his individual management plan. Maxwell is expected to return for the T20 series. “No further comment will be made at this time.” Read the CA statement.
He second test between Australia and the West Indies will be played at The Gabba from January 25. Australia won the first Test by 10 wickets and consolidated their position at the top of the WTC points table.
Australia currently leads the points table with a PCT point of 61.11. India is in second place, followed by South Africa and New Zealand. England occupies eighth place in the standings.
Australia and West Indies will play a three-match ODI series between February 2-6, followed by a T20I series from February 9-13.
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