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England spinner Monty Panesar has found himself in hot water once again as he was dropped for Essex’s County Championship match against Glamorgan due to disciplinary reasons.
According to reports, Panesar was dropped after he failed to show up for a team meeting on Sunday morning and as a result, Tom Craddock replaced him for the match.
“Essex Cricket can confirm that Monty Panesar has been disciplined by the club after breaching team rules for timekeeping,” the club said via a statement. “Panesar has subsequently been dropped from the playing squad for the LV= County Championship match versus Glamorgan.
“He will available for team selection for the following NatWest T20 Blast match on Friday 6 June against Surrey. The club will make no further comment on this matter.”
Panesar has already been warned by Essex earlier this season after head coach Paul Grayson stated that he was disgusted with the spinner’s body language and attitude.
In April, Panesar had to be restrained by his team-mates when he got involved in a heated altercation with Derbyshire batsman Billy Godleman.
Panesar found himself at the centre of attention during his time with Sussex during last year’s county season as he was arrested and fined for urinating on bouncers outside a nightclub in Brighton.