James Faulkner fined for abusing Chris Gayle

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Updated: Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:35 [IST]
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Faulkner fined for abusing Chris Gayle

Dubai, Feb 8: Australia's James Faulkner has been fined 10 percent of the match fee following his ugly clash with West Indies' explosive batsman Chris Gayle during the third ODI between Australia and West Indies at Canberra.

Faulkner who claimed four wickets in the match against West Indies was fined for his antics after claiming Chris Gayle's wicket in the 38th over of the innings.

According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), Faulkner had breached Article 2.1.4 of ICC code of conduct which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match".

Having pleaded guilty to the charge, Faulkner accepted the punishment.

"There is no place for this type of behaviour anywhere near the game. The players are expected to respect the opponents all the time," said Madugalle after Faulkner-Gayle episode.

"In this particular incident, James crossed the line and I'm sure he will learn from this incident."


Story first published:  Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:03 [IST]
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