Panesar Fined For Disorderly Behaviour

Monty Panesar trained with the England squad at Old Trafford but was not picked to play
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England and Sussex left-arm spinner Monty Panesar has been fined for being drunk and disorderly following a night out in Brighton.

According to a report in The Sun, he urinated on bouncers at a nightclub after being asked to leave. The police were called and he was issued with a £90 fine in the early hours of Monday morning.

"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," a police spokesman said.

Panesar was included in England's squad for the third Test but was not selected for the match, which saw England retain the Ashes with a draw.

"Monty would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused," Panesar's spokesman added.

Sussex have confirmed that they will be launching their own internal investigation.

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

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

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