Glenn Maxwel Off-Field Saga Continues: Hospitalization After Adelaide Concert Sparks Investigation; ODI Series Exclusion Raises Eyebrows

Maxwell’s manager confirmed that the cricketer is feeling “embarrassed” about the incident, adding to a list of off-field episodes in his career. Consequently, Maxwell has been withdrawn from Australia’s squad for the upcoming one-day series against the West Indies.

In a concerning development, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital following an incident that occurred after attending a band Six & Out concert on Friday, January 19. Cricket Australia has initiated an investigation into the matter, and while the exact cause of his hospitalization remains undisclosed, reports suggest it may be alcohol-related.

Maxwell’s manager confirmed that the cricketer is feeling “embarrassed” about the incident, adding to a list of off-field episodes in his career. Consequently, Maxwell has been withdrawn from Australia’s squad for the upcoming one-day series against the West Indies. However, Cricket Australia clarified that this decision is not directly linked to the recent incident.

Despite the setback, Cricket Australia anticipates Maxwell’s return for the upcoming T20 series against the West Indies, indicating that the sidelining from the ODI series is a precautionary measure. This incident is not the first time Maxwell has found himself amid off-field controversies. In November 2022, he suffered a broken leg at a friend’s birthday party. During Australia’s World Cup campaign, he incurred a concussion after falling off a golf cart in Ahmedabad, forcing him to miss a crucial match against England.

As the cricketing community awaits further updates on Maxwell’s condition, this incident adds another chapter to the enigmatic off-field experiences of the talented Australian all-rounder.