David Warner handed USD 5,608 penalty for twitter rant

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

updated: May 22, 2013 17:16 IST
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Sydney: Australian batsman David Warner was Wednesday found guilty of breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour over a Twitter tirade at two journalists and fined Aus$5,750 (US$5,608).

Cricket Australia said the explosive opener had pleaded guilty at the hearing late Wednesday and the fine was the maximum financial penalty for a first offence under its code of behaviour.

It said its senior code of behaviour commissioner, Justice Gordon Lewis, had found Warner guilty of breaching rule 6 which addresses 'unbecoming behaviour', over Twitter comments made by the 26-year-old at the weekend.

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