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England cricket star Monty Panesar has been fined by police after being caught urinating on nightclub bouncers in Brighton, the BBC understands.

The spin bowler, who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club, was fined for being drunk and disorderly outside the Shooshh club early on Monday morning.

Sussex Police said a 31-year-old man had received a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.

Sussex County Cricket Club said it was investigating the incident.

It said in a statement: "Sussex County Cricket Club can confirm that an incident took place involving Monty Panesar in the early hours of Monday August 5.

Ashes retained

"The matter is under full investigation and the club will make no further comment at this stage."

_69156441_69156440.jpgThe incident took place outside the Shooshh club in King's Road Arches, Brighton

A spokesman for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said the incident was a matter for Panesar's club and the ECB would not be commenting on it.

Simon Hoole, general manager of the nightclub, said: "Unfortunately we can only confirm that there was an incident at that time."

He said the club would not make any further statement because the club valued its customers and their need for privacy.

It is the second drink-related incident involving Ashes players this summer.

In June, Australian batsman David Warner was reprimanded for striking England opener Joe Root in the face during a night out in Birmingham.

Warner missed the first two Ashes Tests against England, but featured in the drawn Test at Old Trafford.

Panesar was part of the 14-man England squad that retained the Ashes at Old Trafford on Monday but did not play in the match.

The left-arm bowler, who has taken 164 Test wickets for England, has not been included in the squad for the next Ashes Test at Durham, which starts on Friday.

As my main Borat would say "tut tut naughty naughty!".

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Monty Panesar apologises after 'urinating on bouncers' at nightclub

• Cricketer reportedly chased after being ejected from nightclub
• Sussex to investigate after Panesar issues apology

Sussex County Cricket Club have launched an investigation after England cricketer Monty Panesar received a fixed penalty notice from police for being "drunk and disorderly" following an incident at a Brighton nightclub.

A statement on the club's website read: "Sussex County Cricket Club can confirm that an incident took place involving Monty Panesar in the early hours of Monday 5 August. The matter is under full investigation and the club will make no further comment at this stage."

The cricketer has subsequently apologised after urinating on bouncers who had ejected him from a nightclub, according to reports in the Sun.

The paper reported that the 31-year-old had been partying at the Shooshh club on Brighton's beachfront, which was hosting a Gay Pride event. However, when a group of women complained he was hassling them, the spin bowler was asked to leave.

He proceeded to the promenade above the club and relieved himself on the bouncers who chased after him until he was cornered in a nearby pizza parlour, where he was heard shouting "Help! Help!" Securing him in an arm-lock, they hauled him back to the club and called police, the reports concluded.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "A 31-year-old man received a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly after being seen urinating in public near the Shooshh Club in King's Road Arches, Brighton, around 4.13am on Monday."

The cricketer's spokesman has since apologised on his behalf: "Monty would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused."

The spinner was selected in the squad for the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford but did not play in the match that secured the Ashes for England.


And he is supposed to be a religious vegetarian guy who is a role model for sikhs

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Given how scared and girly many apnay generally behave these days, this seems to be a refreshing change. lol

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I thought he'd faced up to the bouncers, pulled out his...err...shaster and brazenly pishaabed on them in the ultimate act of defiance. Turns out he staggered onto a balcony and relieved himself, pissing on unsuspecting bouncers underneath and then tried to escape by running off but was caught.

It's all very slapstick.

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And he is supposed to be a religious vegetarian guy who is a role model for sikhs

Nah, no one here likes bouncers. Seeing a Sikh do this will make the British public love Sikhi and want to take amrit lol.

They'll be packing them in at the Gurdwaras on Sundays from now on!

Seriously though the bloke seems to be having a lot of problems.



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Panesar, 31, is considered to be a sufficiently reformed character, after he was fined by police for a nightclub incident in Brighton last month and released by Sussex, for England’s selectors to gamble on picking him for the tour of Australia.

England captain Alastair Cook said after the drink-related incident that Panesar “has that side of his life that he definitely needs to get right” and had to return to bowling his best before he could be recalled.

Since then Panesar has joined Cook’s county Essex, bowled well in five championship games to take 12 wickets, and has impressed the county coach, Paul Grayson, with what he has done on and off the field.

“He has fitted in very well,” Grayson said. “He’s back in Luton with his family and stays at a hotel in Chelmsford when he’s playing at home for us.”

Panesar has already been given an official stamp of approval. Since leaving Sussex he has worked with Peter Such, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s head spin bowling coach.

Panesar’s case was also strengthened by the awful debut of Simon Kerrigan in the Oval Test, and by the mauling given to James Tredwell’s off-spin in the one-day series against Australia.

Tim Bresnan is now the major concern for England’s selectors as the Yorkshire seamer struggles to recover from a stress fracture in his back. Bresnan is cycling as part of his rehab after his operation.

Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann meanwhile proved their fitness in the last 40-over county cup final at Lord’s on Saturday. Broad took three for 29, while Swann hit an unbeaten 29, as Nottinghamshire beat Glamorgan by 87 runs.


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