Warne charged over Big Bash incident

  • Last Updated: January 7 2013, 6:17 GMT

Former international spinner Shane Warne has been charged with four alleged breaches of Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour following an incident in a Twenty20 match on Sunday.

Warne: Charged
Warne: Charged

Warne, now 43, is captaining the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash T20 competition, and was involved in an on-field confrontation with Melbourne Renegades player Marlon Samuels.

The West Indian had irked the Stars players in the field after the felt he blocked David Hussey as he went for a run, and Warne confronted him when he came out to bat in the second innings.

Then, as Warne ran in to field, he threw a ball which hit Samuels, leading the batsman to throw his bat in Warne's direction.

Cricket Australia have confirmed that Warne had been charged with four rule breaks, namely dissent, inappropriate or deliberate contact with other players, throwing the ball at or a near a player in an inappropriate or dangerous manner and using obscene, offensive or insulting language.

Samuels was charged with two alleged breaches of inappropriate or deliberate contact with other players and unbecoming behaviour.

Warne retired from Test cricket six years ago with 708 wickets to his name, but has played in various T20 competitions since.


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