Cricket Australia is conducting an investigation into star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell after reports emerged of his hospitalization following a night out in Adelaide. The 35-year-old is being questioned about an incident that occurred in Adelaide over the weekend, with Australian media stating that Maxwell was taken to the hospital after attending a concert featuring the band Six & Out, comprised of former cricket greats including Brett Lee.
A spokesperson for Cricket Australia stated, “Cricket Australia is aware of an incident involving Glenn Maxwell in Adelaide at the weekend and is seeking further information.” Maxwell has been excluded from the upcoming 50-overs series against the West Indies scheduled for early next month. However, Cricket Australia clarified that this decision is unrelated to the Adelaide incident. Maxwell is expected to make a comeback for the Twenty20 series against the West Indies, commencing on February 9 following the one-day international games.
Glenn Maxwell, known for his explosive batting in white-ball cricket, played a crucial role in Australia’s 50-overs World Cup final victory over hosts India last year. Despite his recent contributions, Maxwell has faced a series of mishaps, including missing a World Cup match in India due to an injury sustained falling off a golf cart. He also suffered a broken leg in November 2022 after slipping at a friend’s birthday party.
The investigation adds scrutiny to Maxwell’s recent activities and may impact his standing in the team. Cricket Australia’s decision to stand him down for the West Indies series indicates the seriousness with which the incident is being treated.