Deccan Chargers keen to use Symonds's services

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Hyderabad, Sep 2 (UNI) As the uncertainity over Andrew Symonds' premature retirement looms large over his career, Deccan Chargers, the Hyderabad-based Indian Premier League (IPL) team, said they would be more than pleased to utilise the all-rounder's services if he decides to call it a day.

Symonds was suspended from the Australian one-day team after he missed a compulsory team meeting and preferred to go out for fishing.

The Australian leadership group and Cricket Australia (CA) asked Symonds to introspect on what his priorities are and where his commitment lies.

However, it is being reported, that Symonds is contemplating giving up his international career but the burly all-rounder still have the IPL to fall back.

''The Deccan Chargers would- as would any IPL team - want Andrew Symonds in from the very first ball of the competition to the very last ball. He would strengthen any Indian Premier League team by his presence,'' Chief executive of the Deccan Chargers Tim Wright.

The hard-hitting Symonds was the second-most expensive player at the IPL auctions; the Chargers bought him for a whopping 4.2 million dollars.

Wright said he would prefer to have Symonds for the entire tournament but not at the cost of his international career.

''The best thing for the Deccan Chargers would be for Andrew to be enjoying his cricket wherever he is playing it - whether he is playing for Australia or he's playing for the Deccan Chargers,'' Wright said.


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