<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="David Warner" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130612132915.jpg" title="David Warner" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> David Warner has been reported for breaching Rule 6 relating to "unbecoming behaviour" after he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with an England player © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Melbourne: Jun 12, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australian batsman <a href="/tags/David-Warner/post" target="_blank">David Warner</a> was on Wednesday, axed from the Champions Trophy match against <a href="/tags/New-Zealand/post" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> and might face stricter action after being involved in an "unprovoked" physical altercation with an England player, believed to be <a href="/tags/Joe-Root/post" target="_blank">Joe Root</a>.<br /> <br /> "Cricket Australia (CA) advises that Australian batsman [David] Warner has been stood down from <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a>'s ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand tonight after being reported for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour," CA said in a statement.<br /> <br /> Warner has been reported for breaching Rule 6 relating to "unbecoming behaviour" after he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with an England player in the early hours of Sunday morning following the Champions Trophy match between the teams in Birmingham.<br /> <br /> The England and Wales Cricket Board also came out with a statement on the incident but it did not name Root as the other player. The ECB, however, insisted that Warner's attack was unprovoked.<br /> <br /> "Following a statement issued this morning by Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirms that [David] Warner initiated an unprovoked physical attack on a member of the England team in a Birmingham bar following England's 48 run victory over Australia," the ECB said.<br /> <br /> "Warner has admitted behaving inappropriately and has since apologised to the player involved who has accepted the apology. Following a full investigation the England team management has concluded that the England player was in no way responsible for nor retaliated to the attack," it added.<br /> <br /> The incident reportedly took place in a <a href="/tags/Birmingham/post" target="_blank">Birmingham</a> bar and involved alcohol after Australia lost by 48 runs to England in their tournament-opener.<br /> <br /> "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 said.<br /> <br /> "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 into disrepute or (b) be harmful to the interests of cricket."<br /> <br /> CA will convene the Code of Behaviour hearing as soon as possible. Details will be provided once the time and date is confirmed.<br /> <br /> "CA will not be making any further comment until after the hearing," it said.<br /> <br /> Warner, who played for <a href="/tags/Delhi-Daredevils/post" target="_blank">Delhi Daredevils</a> in the <a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a>, most recently hit the headlines after being fined 5,750 Australian dollars last month for breaching CA's code of behaviour following his Twitter rant against a couple of journalists.<br /> <br /> He subsequently apologised for it but insisted that he did that to defend himself.<br /> <br /> Warner has been struggling for runs since arriving in England, having made ducks in both the Champions Trophy warm-up games and 9 in the loss to England.