Cricket Australia's rulebook

The Australian is charged with breach of CA's code of conduct for calling Harbhajan 'an obnoxious little weed'.

updated: February 28, 2008 19:18 IST
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9. Detrimental Public Comment

No. Rule Guidelines

THE RULE: Without limiting any other rule, players and officials must not make public or media comment which is detrimental to the interests of the game

THE PENALTY: First Breach: $5750, Further Breach: $11,500

THE GUIDELINES: Without limitation, players and officials will breach this rule if by making any public or media comment they:

publicly denigrate another player or publicly denigrate or criticise an, official, umpire, referee or team against which they have played or will play, whether in relation to incidents which occurred in a match or otherwise;

denigrate a country in which they are or are likely to be touring or officiating;

denigrate the home country of a touring team against which they are or are likely to be playing or in respect of which they are or are likely to be officiating;

denigrate another player or official by inappropriately commenting on any aspect of his or her performance, abilities or characteristics;

comment on the likely outcome of a hearing or a report or an appeal;

criticise the outcome of a hearing or an appeal; or

criticise any evidence, submission or other comment made by any person at the hearing of a report or any appeal.