Monty sorry for unleashing python
Sussex County Cricket Club have launched an investigation after England cricketer Monty Panesar received a fixed penalty notice from police for being “drunk and disorderly” following an incident at a Brighton nightclub.cricket Updated: Aug 08, 2013 00:52 IST
Sussex County Cricket Club have launched an investigation after England cricketer Monty Panesar received a fixed penalty notice from police for being “drunk and disorderly” following an incident at a Brighton nightclub.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Sussex County Cricket Club can confirm that an incident took place involving Monty Panesar in the early hours of Monday 5 August. The matter is under full investigation and the club will make no further comment at this stage.”
The cricketer has subsequently apologised after urinating on bouncers who had ejected him from a nightclub, according to reports in the Sun.
The paper reported that the 31-year-old had been partying at the Shooshh club on Brighton’s beachfront, which was hosting a Gay Pride event. However, when a group of women complained he was hassling them, the spin bowler was asked to leave.
He proceeded to the promenade above the club and relieved himself on the bouncers who chased after him until he was cornered in a nearby pizza parlour, where he was heard shouting “Help! Help!” Securing him in an arm-lock, they hauled him back to the club and called police, the reports concluded.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A 31-year-old man received a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly after being seen urinating in public near the Shooshh Club in King’s Road Arches, Brighton, around 4.13am on Monday.”
The cricketer’s spokesman has since apologised on his behalf: “Monty would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.”
The spinner was selected in the squad for the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford but did not play in the match that secured the Ashes for England.
First Published: Aug 08, 2013 00:46 IST