Symonds fined $4000 for McCullum slur

Andrew Symonds has been fined $4000 for his drunken radio slur against Kiwi batsman Brendan McCullum.

While the Kiwi was plundering a century in the tour opener against the Prime Minister’s XI, Symonds was fronting a Cricket Australia (CA) tribunal in Melbourne to answer a contrary conduct charge for referring to McCullum as a "lump of sh*t". ————————————– YOUR SAY: Enough, too much or just a slap on the wrist? ————————————– The Code of Conduct Commission hearing upheld a charge that Symonds had breached the Code of Behaviour Rule 9 relating to detrimental public comment.

Code of Conduct Senior Commissioner Gordon Lewis issued a fine of $4000 as penalty for the breach.

Symonds had already apologised for the gaffe and flew to Melbourne to face the tribunal in person, before returning to ready himself for Queensland’s Sheffield Shield match with WA in Brisbane starting tomorrow.