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Explosive device found outside Sydney property owned by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin

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Brad Haddin at Lord's cricket ground on Tuesday. © AP Photo/Matt Dunham Brad Haddin at Lord's cricket ground on Tuesday.

Police are investigating a suspicious item, thought to be an improvised explosive device, found outside a Sydney waterfront property owned by Australian test cricketer Brad Haddin.

About 3.15pm yesterday police from Ryde Local Area Command attended the property on Champion Road, Tennyson Point.

A police spokesman told the ABC a suspicious item was located and removed and was now being forensically examined.

The spokesman said the device was found on the nature strip outside the property.

It is understood police found two butane canisters with a wick attached and an attempt had been made to light the device.

Haddin bought the property, overlooking Glades Bay, for $3.05 million in 2010.

The veteran wicketkeeper recently pulled out of the second Ashes Test against England, citing family reasons.

In 2012, Haddin's then 13-month-old daughter Mia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer while he was in the West Indies and he had to make the heartbreaking trip home to be with his wife, Karina.

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