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Warner fined, suspended from Champions Trophy

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Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 15:58 [IST]
 
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London, June 13: Australia opener David Warner on Thursday was suspended from the remainder of the Champions Trophy and also fined Australian dollars 11,500 for breaching the code of behaviour.

Warner was alleged to have punched England player Joe Root in a Birmingham bar. For the same, he was stood down from Australia's game against New Zealand on Wednesday (June 12). He will now miss Australia's final league game against Sri Lanka on Monday (June 17).

Warner fined, suspended from CT 13

The left-handed opener will also miss two tour matches but will be available for selection for first Ashes Test.

Warner has been suspended and fined for breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour, a statement from CA said on Thursday.

At a hearing on Thursday, Warner pleaded guilty to breaching Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour. CA Senior Code of Behaviour Commissioner, The Hon. Justice Gordon Lewis AM, fined $11,500 and suspended from the remainder of Australia's ICC Champions Trophy campaign as well as the Australian team's two tour matches before the first Ashes Test against Somerset and Worcestershire. Warner will be eligible for selection for the first Test.

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.

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