Monday 25 November 2013 

Clarke Fined For Anderson Comments

Michael Clarke, James Anderson
Michael Clarke (second right) suggested that James Anderson should get ready to have his arm broken in Brisbane
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Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 percent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during a verbal exchange with James Anderson.

Towards the end of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, Clarke suggested that Anderson should prepare himself for a broken arm, the Australian captain using offensive language and gestures.

By doing so, he was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct relating to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting."

The charge was brought by on-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena and third umpire Marais Erasmus after Clarke's comments were clearly audible via the stump microphone.

Clarke admitted the offence and accepted the sanction imposed by match referee Jeff Crowe, which meant there was no need for a formal hearing.

Australia won the match by 381 runs to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.

© Cricket World 2013

 
 
Fixtures & Results

21st-25th November: 1st Test, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 295 & 401-7d. beat ENG 136 & 179 by 381 runs
5th-9th December: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 570-9d & 132-3d beat ENG 172 & 312 by 218 runs
13th-17th December: 3rd Test, WACA, Perth
AUS 385 & 369-8 d. beat ENG 251 & 353 by 150 runs
26th-30th December: 4th Test, MCG, Melbourne
AUS 204 & 231-2 beat ENG 255 & 179 by 8 wickets
3rd-7th January: 5th Test, SCG, Sydney
AUS 326 & 274 beat ENG 155 & 166 by 281 runs