Panesar dropped from Durham Test squad for urinating on nightclub bouncers

London: Disgraced England bowler Monty Panesar has reportedly been dropped from the England squad for the fourth Ashes Test after urinating on a pair of nightclub bouncers.

According to the Daily Express, the left-arm spinner, who relieved himself on the bouncers after being thrown out of the popular Shooshh club at Brighton following a harassment complaint, now faces the prospect of sanctions from his county club Sussex.

The report further said that Panesar, who became the first Sikh to represent a nation other than India in Test cricket, had to pay a 90-pound fine to the police after the incident, for which he has reportedly apologised, with Sussex confirming that they had launched an investigation into the incident.

According to the report, the incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning as Panesar`s England colleagues were resting before the final day of the third Ashes test, adding that although Panesar had been selected in the 14-man squad that retained the Ashes but did not play in the Old Trafford match.

Panesar has played 48 Tests for England and taken 216 wickets.

It is the second drink-related incident involving Ashes players this summer.

In June, Australian batsman David Warner was reprimanded for striking England opener Joe Root in the face during a night out in Birmingham, the report added.


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