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Ash cloud leaves Ablett stranded in Vic

21/06/2011 08:44:49 PM Comments (0)

Flight cancellations caused by volcanic ash have again caused havoc with AFL scheduling, leaving Gold Coast Suns skipper Gary Ablett stranded in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Brownlow Medallist will miss a Suns training session on Wednesday after revealing his plight on Twitter.

"Stuck in melbourne. chilly solo training session for me 2morro, not rapt, boys tell me it will be low 20's up on the coast!" he tweeted.

The Suns confirmed Ablett would remain in Melbourne until he was cleared to fly back to Queensland.

Gold Coast hosts the Western Bulldogs at Carrara on Saturday.

"Gary will remain in Melbourne and work with some of our staff based down there as he continues his preparations for Saturday's match against the Western Bulldogs," Gold Coast football manager Marcus Ashcroft said on the Suns website.

Coincidentally the Bulldogs flew out of Melbourne on Tuesday for the Gold Coast - a day ahead of schedule - due to air travel concerns.

They had been scheduled to leave for the tourist strip on Wednesday morning but had been urged by the AFL to depart on Tuesday afternoon as the volcanic ash threat worsened.

Just last week, the Suns and Hawthorn flew out a day early to Tasmania for last Saturday's Launceston clash and Port Adelaide also flew 24 hours in advance for last Sunday's match against West Coast in Perth.

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