NSW Blues calls Symonds a hypocrite

Published: Saturday, January 24, 2009, 11:15 [IST]
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NSW term Symonds a 'hypocrite'

Sydney: Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been labeled a hypocrite after he termed New South Wale"s shock move to recruit Kiwi batting gun Brendon McCullum as un-Australian.

Symonds claimed that NSW procuring McCullum for Saturday night""s KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final against Victoria - taking the spot of a homegrown player - was against the spirit of being Australian.

NSW chief executive Dave Gilbert, a former Test pacer, insisted the Blues were within their rights to sign McCullum.

Gilbert fired back at Symonds - claiming the Australian all-rounder was happy to bank 1.5 million dollars for playing for Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. "I think it""s a little hypocritical of Andrew Symonds," Gilbert fumed.


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