Australia's Birt fined for Code of Behaviour breach

Travis Birt made a detrimental comment about the umpires on his Twitter account © Getty Images (Representation Pic)

Melbourne: Jan 8, 2013

Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday fined Hobart Hurricanes batsman Travis Birt for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour.

Birt was charged with breaching Rule 9: Detrimental Public Comment regarding a comment he made about umpires on Twitter Dec 24, said a release. Commissioner Ray Brown found Birt guilty and fined him $1,000.

Hobart Hurricanes is one of the teams of the Big Bash League, Australia’s domestic Twenty20 tournament.