Cricket Australia consider implementing social media policy

Sutherland said he hoped Australian players would not feel constrained from engaging with fans through social media.

updated: May 21, 2013 12:51 IST
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Sydney: Chief executive James Sutherland says Cricket Australia may consider implementing a social media policy after opening batsman David Warner became embroiled in an expletive-laden Twitter exchange with two journalists.

Warner is reportedly expected to plead guilty at a hearing on Wednesday to breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Conduct after expressing anger in a series of tweets at newspaper articles. The 26-year-old opening batsman could be fined, suspended or ordered to undergo counseling as a result of his social media outbursts. (Read: Warner's disciplinary hearing set for Wednesday)

Sutherland said while Cricket Australia may consider implementing rules governing the use by players of social media, he doesn't want to discourage players from using those forums.

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