David Warner fined $5,750 for twitter rant

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Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 16:43 [IST]
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Warner fined $5,750 for twitter rant

Melbourne, May 22: Australia opener David Warner has been fined $5,750 by Cricket Australia for breaching the Code of Behaviour following his attack on journalists via the micro-blogging site Twitter.

CA tonight advises that Australian batsman David Warner has been found guilty of breaching the CA Code of Behaviour, a media release from CA said on Wednesday.

Warner, who was part of the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL), had abused Australian journalists via Twitter over IPL issue. Warner's rant on Twitter came when he was playing in IPL last week.

Warner, who pleaded guilty, received a $5,750 fine, the maximum financial penalty for a first offence under rule 6 of CA's Code of Behaviour, CA said.

At the hearing tonight, CA Senior Code of Behaviour Commissioner, The Hon. Justice Gordon Lewis AM, found Warner guilty of breaching Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour regarding Twitter comments made by Warner at the weekend.

Following the adjudication, David Warner said: "In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted some inappropriate tweets last weekend. While I disagreed with the story and my image being used alongside the story, I could have chosen my words better and I apologise for any offence that my language may have caused. I'll continue to have honest conversations with all my followers and I will be mindful of the language I use in future."


Story first published:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 16:40 [IST]
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