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Warner axed for one game after incident

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Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 16:40 [IST]
 
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Warner axed for one game after incident

London, June 12: Australia opener David Warner has been stood down from today's Champions Trophy match against New Zealand after he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with an England player.

There were media reports that Warner's alleged physical altercation was with batsman Joe Root. Australia had lost to England in their opening game of Champions Trophy on Saturday (June 8).

Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday that Warner has been stood down from Australia's ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand tonight after being reported for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour.

Warner 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 following the ICC Champions Trophy match between the teams in Birmingham.

Team management have stood down Warner pending the outcome of the hearing, meaning he will miss Australia's match against New Zealand in Birmingham tonight, CA added.

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.

CA will convene the Code of Behaviour as soon as possible. Details will be provided once the time and date is confirmed.

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Story first published:  Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 13:28 [IST]
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