Maxwell fined for disrespectful remarks against Matthew Wade

Sydney, Dec 3 (IANS) Australia skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been fined for ‘disrespectful’ comments on his limited-overs team-mate Matthew Wade.

Maxwell, who was recalled to the One-Day International (ODI) squad for Sunday’s match against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), on Thursday said its painful for him to bat behind wicketkeeper Wade for Victoria in Sheffield Shield match.

“Everyone was disappointed in his comments, I’ve expressed that with him myself and spoke to the team,” Smith was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“One of our values is respect and having respect for your teammates, opposition, fans and media.

“I thought what he said was very disrespectful to a team mate and his Victorian captain.

“The leadership group got together and we decided to fine Glenn. We thought that was a sufficient punishment,” Smith added.

The skipper also said that Maxwell is upset with this whole development but he is trying to focus on his game against the Kiwis.

“He was “shattered” when he heard his punishment. I don’t think he (Maxwell) thought the words came out the way they actually did,” Smith said.

“We’ve moved on from that now. We’ve fined him and expressed our disappointment towards what he said and moving on and trying to focus on this game tomorrow,” the skipper added.

–IANS

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