Cricket Australia is investigating after Glenn Maxwell was briefly hospitalized in Adelaide last Friday following an alcohol-related incident. The incident occurred while Maxwell was out watching the band Six and Out, which features Brett Lee. An ambulance was called, and Maxwell was taken to the hospital, although his stay was short.
ESPNcricinfo understands that the incident did not involve anyone else and that Maxwell had been in Adelaide for a celebrity golf event after the end of Melbourne Stars’ BBL campaign.
Maxwell was “managed” out of Australia’s ODI squad to face West Indies, but Cricket Australia insisted that this decision is not related to the events in Adelaide.
“Cricket Australia is aware of an incident involving Glenn Maxwell in Adelaide at the weekend and is seeking further information,” a statement said. “It is not related to him being replaced in the ODI squad, a decision that was made following the BBL and based on his individual management plan. Maxwell is expected to return for the T20 series. No further comment will be made at this time.”
During the ODI World Cup in India late last year, Maxwell suffered concussion when he fell off a golf cart in Ahmedabad. In late 2022, he broke his leg when he slipping while running at a friend’s 50th birthday and was out of the game for more than three months.