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Monty Panesar, England Cricketer, Fined For Urinating On Bouncers

07/08/2013 10:00 BST | Updated 07/08/2013 10:03 BST

England cricketer Monty Panesar has been fined by police for being drunk and disorderly after an incident at a Brighton nightclub.

He was shown the door at Shooshh club in Brighton, East Sussex, after some women clubbers complained of being hassled, the Sun newspaper reported.

The paper said the 31-year-old Ashes squad left-arm spin bowler urinated from the promenade above the venue on to doormen standing below before he was hauled back to the club where police were called.

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Panesar has not played this Ashes series

He was issued with a fixed penalty notice by police for being drunk and disorderly.

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 (August 5)."

Panesar, who plays for Sussex, was part of the 14-man England squad that retained the Ashes at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Monday but he did not play.

Sussex County Cricket Club 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.

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

It is not the first nightclub incident to have involved an England player this summer.

In June, opening batsman Joe Root was punched by Australian counterpart David Warner in the Walkabout bar in Birmingham, with the latter suspended by the Baggy Green and missing the first two Tests as a consequence.

Photographs today also showed a number of the England team on a night out following the Old Trafford Test, which ended in a draw that ensured Andy Flower's men retained the Ashes.

Flower is a known disciplinarian and is unlikely to be pleased at Panesar's indescretion or at photographs to have circulated of Root, Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann smoking in a Manchester street.