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Andrew Symonds is an Australian cricketer. He plays for the Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League.

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Andew Symonds is not listed in the Australia test squad but the team captain Ricky Ponting said he loves Symonds to be back in his side sooner than later. Symonds is sent home soon after the Bangladesh test for missing an important team meeting for fishing. His team mates demanded a complete attitude overhaul and a penitent heart as well for Symonds. Ponting however says he sees positive signs for Symonds return. Symonds had a strained relationship with Michael Clarke. Many feared their relationship could prove irreparable should the Queenslander place the blame for his embarrassing expulsion solely at Clarke's feet. Symonds is also believed to work with Phil Jauncey, the sports psychologist who helped him through his marriage break-up, as part of a program devised by Cricket Australia.

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PCB using senior cricketers to convince foreign players to feature in Pak Premier League
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeing a ray of hope in its bid to launch the Pakistan Premier League (PPL), with several national and international cricketers having evinced interest in featuring in the tournament.

Retired Symonds says impending birth of first child bigger 'priority' than IPL stint
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has said that the impending birth of his first child had become his priority over his participation in the Indian Premier League.

Lehamann says 'X factor' in Mitchell Marsh will make him 'exciting' cricketer
Former Australian cricketer Darren Lehmann has said Mitchell Marsh has "the X- factor" that will make him a Test star.

Tendulkar helps Indian cricket fan achieve mission impossible
Sachin Tendulkar and Andrew Symonds have come together to help a cricket fan achieve mission impossible of collecting the signatures of 40 players from Australia's successful World Cup winning teams of 1987, 2003 and 2007.

Harbhajan casts shadow on SCG despite not being part of India squad
Australia's tormentor Harbhajan Singh's shadow looms large over the Sydney Test even in his absence, as he is out of the Indian squad due to injury followed by a bad form.

Tendulkar's role in "Monkeygate" scandal still haunts Oz players
The cricket world is abuzz with anticipation that Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th international century during the second Test in Sydney, but some Australian players are still haunted by the Little Master's role in the Andrew Symonds "Monkeygate" scandal.

Clarke warns Oz players from crossing fair play line against India
Skipper Michael Clarke today said that his players will be aggressive towards India, but won't cross the line in the four-Test series starting on Monday.

'Andrew Symonds is a lovely guy,' says Harbhajan
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says that he is glad that he and former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds have left the infamous "Monkeygate" scandal consigned to the pages of history.

Dhoni hopes to keep India's Australia tour 'fireworks free'
Acknowledging that India's 2008 tour of Australia became infamous for the 'monkeygate' racism row between Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, Indian captain M.S. Dhoni today said that he hopes to keep the latest tour away from controversies.

Ponting should play on, critics should back off: Symonds, Gilchrist
Former Test stars Adam Gilchrist and Andrew Symonds say Ricky Ponting's critics should back off and have urged their former skipper to extend his career beyond his 37th birthday by batting on against India.

Symonds promises to showcase Oz culture in Indian version of Big Brother
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has promised to showcase Australian culture on the Indian version of Big Brother.

Andrew Symonds to enter 'Big Boss' house
Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds is set to make his debut on 'Big Boss', the Indian version of the reality television show 'Big Brother'.

Cricket NSW-Mumbai ties helping to heal the wounds of infamous 2007-08 Oz summer
Not many cricket lovers can forget the infamous Sydney Test of 2008, which Australia won controversially. The scars of that India-Australia series remain, but efforts are on at the first class level to mend ties.

Harbhajan Singh says he hopes to make Indian squad for Australia tour
Out of favor off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes he has another five to six years of cricket left in him and hopes to be in the selectors mix when the Indian team is chosen for the Australia tour.

Katich should have punched Clarke instead of grabbing his throat: Matthews
Former Australian spinner Greg Matthews says that the only mistake dumped batsman Simon Katich has ever made is not punching Michael Clarke in the face during the pair's infamous SCG dressing-room encounter in January 2009.

Pak spot-fixing convictions not end of corruption problems in cricket: Symonds
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds believes that corruption problems in cricket are not over despite the convictions of three Pakistani players in the spot-fixing trial held in the United Kingdom.

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