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Symonds faces CA hearing on Thursday

The public apology he tendered was not enough and troubled all-rounder Andrew Symonds will now appear in a CA code of conduct hearing on Thursday to explain his radio diatribe against New Zealand player Brendon McCullum.

cricket Updated: Jan 27, 2009 10:54 IST

The public apology he tendered was not enough and troubled all-rounder Andrew Symonds will now appear in a Cricket Australia code of conduct hearing on Thursday to explain his radio diatribe against New Zealand player Brendon McCullum.

"Cricket Australia (CA) has reported Andrew Symonds for a Cricket Australia Code of Behaviour breach following a radio interview in which Symonds made comment about New Zealand and NSW player Brendon McCullum last Friday," CA said in a statement.

"The report alleges that Symonds breached the Code of Behaviour provisions relating to detrimental public comment," it said, referring Symonds' comments in which he called McCullum a "lump of s**t" after New South Wales had signed the Kiwi for the final of the domestic Twenty20 competition.

The hearing would be chaired by CA Code of Conduct Senior Commissioner Gordon Lewis.

"A CA Code of Behaviour hearing presided over by CA Code of Conduct Senior Commissioner Gordon Lewis will be held at CA's offices in Melbourne at 12.30pm on Thursday January 29," the statement read.