<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Cameron White blasts Cricket Australia for being soft on Marlon Samuels" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130124175623.jpg" title="Cameron White blasts Cricket Australia for being soft on Marlon Samuels" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Marlon Samuels (left) was involved in an ugly on-field altercation with Shane Warne (right) during a Big Bash League match earlier in the month © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Melbourne: Jan 24, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> Australian batsman <a href="/tags/Cameron-White/post" target="_blank">Cameron White</a> has criticised Cricket Australia (<a href="/tags/CA/post" target="_blank">CA</a>) for its decision to let <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies </a>batsman Marlon Samuels off with a reprimand following his ugly on-field altercation with spin bowler <a href="/tags/Shane-Warne/post" target="_blank">Shane Warne</a>.<br /> <br /> White, a Melbourne Stars batsman, has labelled as "remarkable" the reprimand given to his Melbourne Renegades opponent <a href="/tags/Marlon-Samuels/post" target="_blank">Marlon Samuels</a> during a match in the Big Bash League earlier this month, reports CMC.<br /> <br /> Code of Conduct commissioner John Price ruled that Samuels threw his bat after "extreme provocation" from Warne, who had just thrown a ball that hit the West Indies middle order batsman.<br /> <br /> "Being provoked, I don't think you can use that as an excuse," White said during an interview in Melbourne.<br /> <br /> "It's remarkable, isn't it? How many times have you seen someone throw their cricket bat on a cricket field and get (reprimanded) for being extremely provoked? I've never seen it before. That's what the judiciary came up with."<br /> <br /> Warne, who captains Melbourne Stars, was fined and banned for a match after he grabbed the shirt of Samuels during the second innings of the Jan 6 game.<br /> <br /> The problem appeared to have started with an incident earlier in the match when Samuels was bowling and seemed to grab the Stars batsman <a href="/tags/David-Hussey/post" target="_blank">David Hussey</a>, who was turning to complete a second run.<br /> <br /> The charge that emerged from that incident, that Samuels "engaged in deliberate or inappropriate physical contact with a player or official", was dismissed.<br /> <br /> White has also refused to apologise for not going to the aid of Samuels when he suffered a severe facial injury from a<a href="/tags/Lasith-Malinga/post" target="_blank"> Lasith Malinga</a> bouncer later in the same match.<br /> <br /> "I don't think he's very well-liked, definitely not just from the Stars' point of view but probably in Australian cricket," White said.<br /> <br /> "People think he carries on a bit. There's probably a few reasons (we didn't check on him). We were quite busy."