Warne fined $50,000 for spat with RCA secy

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 11:20 [IST]
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Warne fined $50 K for spat with RCA secy

On Tuesday, the duo faced an IPL commission, constituted by Ravi Shastri and league chairman Chirayu Amin, which ruled Warne to be in "serious breach of his IPL playing contract" for criticising Dixit.

The RCA had complained to the BCCI and IPL that Warne reportedly abused Dixit after his team's defeat to Bangalore in Jaipur last week. The pitch used for that game, and the previous one against Chennai Super Kings, was different from the one Warne's team had enjoyed a strong home advantage on.

In taking its decision the commission took into account Warne's apology to Dixit and his status as one of the all-time greats of the game. "It (the Commission) regards the public criticism of Mr. Dixit as being a serious breach by Mr. Warne of his IPL playing contract," a BCCI release said.
"However, at the same time, the Commission also recognises that Mr. Warne has apologised to Mr. Dixit, and that the incident occurred just after the match."

The Commission also said that henceforth, breaches could result in a fine, a match ban or points deduction for the player's team, or a combination of the three.

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