Thursday 13 June 2013 

David Warner Issues Public Apology For Behaviour

Embattled Australian batsman David Warner has publicly apologised for the behaviour which led Cricket Australia to fine and ban him earlier today (13th June). Warner was handed a heavy fine and suspended until the Ashes begin for his unprovoked attack on England's Joe Root in Birmingham on Sunday 9th June. He attended a press conference in London alongside captain Michael Clarke (video below). "I'm here today to put my hand up and apologise publicly to Joe," he began. "I am responsible for my actions and I am extremely remorseful. "I've let not just my team-mates down, but the Cricket Australia team, the support staff, myself, my family. "I am sincerely apologetic," he said before adding that it was 'irrelevant' whether the England player had provoked him or not. He went on to say that he had had 'a couple of drinks', but refused to make any excuses for his behaviour, adding that he would now concentrate on getting behind the team as they battle to stay in the Champions Trophy and then build up to the Ashes, which gets underway on 10th July. Videos courtesy of Press Association © Cricket World 2013