Japan police order more AW139s

TOKYO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- AgustaWestland and its Japanese distributor, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, have been contracted by the Japan National Police Agency for AW139 helicopters.

Japan police order AgustaWestland helos

TOKYO, April 17 (UPI) -- The Japan National Police have contracted AgustaWestland and its local partner, Kanematsu Corp., for two A109 Grand New helicopters.

AgustaWestland receives Japanese orders

FARNBOROUGH, England, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- AgustaWestland has signed purchase contracts for four AW139 helicopters, two of them for use by the Japan national police in law enforcement.

Hyderabad defeat Bangalore in IPL final

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 24 (UPI) -- The Deccan Chargers fought off Anil Kumble's 4 for 16 spell Sunday to defeat the Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League cricket final in South Africa.

Cricket player takes down streaker

BRISBANE, Australia, March 5 (UPI) -- Police in Brisbane, Australia, said a streaker who exposed himself on national TV during a cricket game spent the night in a holding cell.

India's Australian cricket tour on again

SYDNEY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- India's cricket tour of Australia will not be cut short as previously feared due to a racism controversy, it was reported Tuesday.

India suspends Aussie tour

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Indian cricket team, incensed over a finding of racial abuse against its star spinner, has halted its tour of Australia until it appeals the ruling.

England misses chances in cricket test

SYDNEY, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- England, already having lost the overall series, began to fight back after a collapse on the second day of the fifth cricket test against Australia in Sydney.

England stumbles after great cricket start

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- England spinner Monty Panesar took five wickets for 92 runs as Australia made just 244 on the first day of their third cricket test.

Andrew Symonds (born 9 June 1975, Birmingham, England) is a former Australian cricket team all-rounder. A two-time World Cup winner, Symonds is a right-handed middle order batsman and alternates between medium pace and off-spin bowling.

Since mid-2008, he spent most of the time out of the team, due to disciplinary reasons, including alcohol. In June 2009 he was sent home from the 2009 World Twenty20, his third suspension, expulsion or exclusion from selection in the space of a year. His central contract was then withdrawn, and many cricket analysts have speculated that the Australian administrators will no longer tolerate him, and that Symonds may announce his retirement.

One of Symonds' biological parents was of West Indian background and the other was believed to be of Danish or Swedish descent. Symonds' adoptive parents Ken and Barbara moved to Australia shortly after his adoption, when he was three months old. Of the adopted siblings, Louise Symonds participated in Gladiators. He also has two non-adopted siblings. He spent the early part of his childhood in Charters Towers, northern Queensland, where his father Ken taught at the private fee paying All Souls St Gabriels School, which Andrew attended. He showed sporting prowess from a very early age. "Dad was cricket mad. He’d throw balls to me five or six days a week, before school, after school. And we’d play all sorts of games inside the house with ping-pong balls and Christmas decorations." Much of his junior cricket was played in Townsville for the Wanderers club, father and son making the 270-kilometre return trip sometimes twice a week. The family later moved to the Gold Coast, where his parents were on the staff of All Saints Anglican School in Merrimac. Symonds was a student at the school.

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