Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is being investigated by Cricket Australia (CA) following his hospitalization after he passed out in an alcohol-related incident at a concert in Adelaide last Friday.
The Age has reported that Glenn Maxwell was at a concert of the band Six and Out in Adelaide with two friends. The report confirmed that Maxwell had been drinking. It was during this drinking session that “Maxwell lost consciousness and did not immediately respond to attempts by friends to rouse him”. Soon, an ambulance was called and the cricketer was hospitalized.
A statement from the board said, “Cricket Australia is aware of an incident involving Glenn Maxwell in Adelaide at the weekend and is seeking further information. It is not related to him being replaced 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.”
Earlier, Glenn Maxwell was given a rest from the home 3-ODI series against the West Indies. He is currently being monitored for concussion but is expected to feature in the 3-T20I series against the same opposition, and the following 3 T20Is in New Zealand.
Glenn Maxwell is “embarrassed” and “sorry”
Glenn Maxwell’s manager Ben Tippett told The Age that the all-rounder is “embarrassed” and feels “sorry” for the incident.
“Glenn is a little embarrassed by the whole thing. He was a bit sore and sorry on Saturday, but he’s back in Melbourne and resumed training yesterday. He’s not under investigation by Cricket Australia,” Tippett said.
Australia’s Test and ODI skipper Pat Cummins refrained from speaking much about the incident but gave a tacit stick to Maxwell, suggesting “adults” make better decisions.
Cummins told reporters, “We’re all adults and part of being an adult is you make your own decisions. In terms of this incident he wasn’t on tour with Australia, he was over there for a private event, so he wasn’t with the cricket team. So it is a little bit different, but absolutely, any decision you make you’ve got to own it and be comfortable with it.”