Thursday 13 June 2013 

Warner Fined And Suspended Until The Ashes

Warner Fined And Suspended Until The Ashes
Warner Fined And Suspended Until The Ashes
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David Warner has been fined and suspended from international cricket until The Ashes after pleading guilty to breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour.

He was charged with a breach of Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour when he launched an unprovoked physical attack on England's Joe Root on Sunday night in Birmingham. Root was uninjured during the attack and Warner was dropped for his side's match against New Zealand.

He will now miss the remainder of the Champions Trophy 2013 and Australia's two warm-up matches against Somerset and Worcestershire but will be available for selection ahead of the opening Test against England at Trent Bridge.

Warner's fine of $11,700 is his second financial penalty in a matter of weeks after he was fined $5,750 following a series of abusive tweets aimed at Australian journalists in May.

Rule 6 of the Code of Behaviour states: "Without limiting any other rule, players and officials must not at any time engage in behaviour unbecoming to a representative player or official that could (a) bring them or the game of game into disrepute or (b) be harmful to the interests of cricket."

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