Warner handed financial penalty for twitter rant

May 22, 2013 05:20 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 08:24 pm IST - Melbourne

David Warner

David Warner

Australian batsman David Warner was on Wednesday fined $5750 by Cricket Australia for his expletive-laden twitter rant against two noted cricket writers.

Cricket Australia (CA) found Warner “guilty of breaching the CA Code of Behaviour” during a hearing.

Warner pleaded guilty and was handed the maximum penalty, for a first offence under rule 6 of CA’s Code of Behaviour.

Warner had reacted on his twitter page to a critical article on the Indian Premier League, followed by sensational spot-fixing scandal.

“At the hearing, CA Senior Code of Behaviour Commissioner, The Hon. Justice Gordon Lewis AM, found Warner guilty of breaching Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour regarding Twitter comments made by Warner at the weekend,” a Cricket Australia release said.

“In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted some inappropriate tweets last weekend. While I disagreed with the story and my image being used alongside the story, I could have chosen my words better and I apologise for any offence that my language may have caused. I’ll continue to have honest conversations with all my followers and I will be mindful of the language I use in future,” Warner said.

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