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IPL 9: KXIP sent Shaun Marsh back home after dressing room brawl?

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New Delhi, May 13: It seems all things are not going well for the Kings XI Punjab on-field as well as of the field.

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A day after rumours had it that the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise's co-owner Preity Zinta allegedly abused team's head coach Sanjay Bangar in the dug-out, reports now have it that a brawl inside the dressing room was the reason why Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh was sent back.

IPL 9: KXIP sent Shaun Marsh back home after dressing room brawl?

As per a Deccan Chronical report, in the fight with unnamed teammates Shaun Marsh was the first one to throw a punch. Soon after this incident, David Miller was axed as the team captain and instead was replaced by Murali Vijay.

The source, quoted by the newspaper, said the two incidents might not be unrelated.

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As per the Deccan Chronical report, there are allegedly sharp divisions in the dressing room, with the Indian players forming a clique of their own, led presumably by Murali Vijay.

Earlier reports claimed, Marsh, the 32-year-old veteran was suffering from a back injury and will not take any further part for Kings XI Punjab in the cash-rich league.

Kings XI Punjab is languishing at the bottom of the points table in the ongoing league, which has left the owners red faced.

Earlier on May 12, a report published in Mumbai Mirror, miffed with her team's one-run loss against RCB, Preity Zinta reportedly abused head coach Sanjay Bangar for his decision making during the match played in Mohali.

However, the rumours were immediately rubbished by both Zinta and Bangar.

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Story first published: Friday, May 13, 2016, 16:17 [IST]
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