Wednesday 12 June 2013 

Warner Stood Down For Breaching Code Of Behaviour

Warner Stood Down For Breaching Code of Behaviour
Warner Stood Down For Breaching Code of Behaviour
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Australia opening batman David Warner has been stood down from his side's ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand today (12th June), after being reported for breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour. 

The 26-year-old has been reported for breaching Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour after he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with an England player in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Warner is being investigated over claims he attacked an England player, believed to be Joe Root, following Saturday’s defeat to England at Edgbaston. 

Warner struggled in his side's opening loss to England, scoring only nine runs in 21 balls before he was caught by Joseph Buttler.

Team management have stood down Warner pending the outcome of a full hearing.

Rule 6 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."

Cricket Australia says it will not make further comment until after a hearing, a time and date for which have yet to be confirmed.

It’s not the first time the Australian has been in trouble with the authorities, last month Warner was fined £3,700 for comments to journalists on his Twitter account.

The tweets, some containing obscene language, appeared after News Limited's Robert Craddock criticised the Indian Premier League (IPL) in an article which used a picture of Warner. 

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have released a response to Cricket Australia's statement regarding David Warner.

"Following a statement issued this morning by Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirms that David Warner initiated an unprovoked physical attack on a member of the England team in a Birmingham bar following England's 48 run victory over Australia.

"Warner has admitted behaving inappropriately and has since apologised to the player involved who has accepted the apology. Following a full investigation the England team management has concluded that the England player was in no way responsible for nor retaliated to the attack. ECB has concluded that this is a matter for Cricket Australia and have no further comment to make."

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CT 2013 Fixtures

Fixtures & Results

6th June: India v South Africa, Cardiff
IND 331-7 beat RSA 305 by 26 runs: Report
7th June: Pakistan v West Indies, London
WIN 172-8 beat PAK 170 by 2 wickets: Report
8th June: England v Australia, Birmingham
ENG 269-6 beat AUS 221-9 by 48 runs: Report
9th June: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Cardiff
NZL 139-9 beat SRI 138 by 1 wicket: Report
10th June: Pakistan v South Africa, Birmingham
RSA 234-9 beat PAK 167 by 67 runs: Report
11th June: India v West Indies, London
IND 236-2 beat WIN 233-9 by 8 wickets: Report
12th June: Australia v New Zealand, Birmingham
AUS 243-8 v NZL 51-2 - match abandoned: Report
13th June: England v Sri Lanka, The Oval
SRI 297-3 beat ENG 293-7 by 7 wickets: Report
15th June: India v Pakistan, Birmingham
IND 102-2 beat PAK 165 by 8 wickets: Report
16th June: England v New Zealand, Cardiff
ENG 169 beat NZL 159-8 by 10 runs: Report
17th June: Australia v Sri Lanka, London
SRI 253-8 beat AUS 233 by 20 runs: Report
19th June: Semi-Final, London
ENG 179-3 beat RSA 175 by 7 wickets: Report
20th June: Semi-Final, Cardiff
IND 182-2 beat SRI 181-8 by 8 wickets: Report
23rd June: Final, Birmingham
IND 129-7 beat ENG 124-8 by 5 runs: Report
 

Champions Trophy History

Previous Winners


1998: South Africa

2000: New Zealand

2002: India/Sri Lanka

2004: West Indies

2006: Australia

2009: Australia