Cricket Australia imposes heavy fine on David Warner over abusive tweets row

David Warner has pleaded guilty in the matter © PTI

Sydney: May 22, 2013

Australian batsman David Warner was on Wednesday fined USD 5750 by Cricket Australia (CA) for his expletive-laden twitter rant against two noted cricket writers.

Cricket Australia found Warner “guilty of breaching the CA Code of Behaviour” during a hearing.

Warner pleaded guilty and was handed the maximum penalty, for a first offence under rule 6 of CA’s Code of Behaviour.

Warner had reacted on his twitter page to a critical article on the Indian Premier League, followed by sensational spot-fixing scandal.

“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,” a Cricket Australia release 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. Ill continue to have honest conversations with all my followers and I will be mindful of the language I use in future,” Warner said.