McGain avoids heavy punishment for missing flight to S. Africa

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Potchestroom (South Africa), Feb.19 (ANI): Australia leg-spinner Bryce McGain appears to have escaped any major punishment for missing a team flight, although coach Tim Nielsen shed little light on the situation.

McGain's disciplinary lapse has been dealt with "internally" and Nielsen has declared the case closed, without revealing if any penalty was handed out.

The uncapped McGain, 36, missed the Australian cricket team's flight to Johannesburg for the Test tour of South Africa on Monday, reports Fox Sports.

He managed to join the team at their Potchefstroom base near Johannesburg via Hong Kong for breakfast on Tuesday but a leadership group met to discuss the issue.

"It has all been dealt with internally. We have had a good chat with Bryce over the last 24 hours," Nielsen said. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 16:08 [IST]
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