Warne banned, fined after ugly T20 bust-up with Samuels
Melbourne, Jan 7: Australian star Shane Warne was banned for one match and fined Aus$4,500 (US$4,700) on Monday after an ugly, foul-mouthed clash with West Indian Marlon Samuels during a Twenty20 match in Melbourne.
The spin legend, captaining the Melbourne Stars against city rivals the Renegades in the domestic Big Bash tournament on Sunday, was furious that Samuels pulled back David Hussey when the batsman was turning for a second run.
And when Samuels was batting later in the game, Warne confronted the West Indian with the words “F**k you, Marlon.”
In the next over, Warne, in the field, threw the ball at the Jamaican’s chest and Samuels reacted by tossing his bat down the pitch towards the Australian.
The two players squared up and had to be separated by the umpires.
Samuels was later forced to retire hurt when he top-edged a Lasith Malinga delivery into his eye. With blood gushing from his face, he needed hospital treatment.
Cricket Australia on Monday charged both players with multiple breaches of its code of behaviour and in Warne’s case found him guilty of three of four offences.
The veteran leg-spinner was sanctioned for dissent at an umpire’s decision, using obscene language and deliberate physical contact.
But he was cleared of another charge of throwing the ball at or near the West Indian in an “inappropriate and/or dangerous manner”.
Samuels faces two breaches -- deliberate physical contact and unbecoming behaviour, but it is not clear when the charges will be heard as he is nursing a suspected serious eye injury.
Stars’ batsman Cameron White was also charged with dissent and received a suspended Aus$1,000 fine in a game the Renegades won by nine wickets in front of a record Australian domestic Twenty20 crowd of 46,581.
Warne, who cannot play in his team’s Tuesday night clash against Sydney Thunder in Melbourne, claimed he had been harshly treated.
“For me as the Melbourne Stars (captain) I’m very conscious of the image of the game,” he told reporters after the hearing.
“I’m disappointed in some of my actions last night. Also I’m pretty disappointed with the severity of the penalties too.
“I think that was pretty harsh.”
Stars’ chief executive Clint Cooper said the club was considering its legal options. AFP
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM SPORTS
Move Aimed To ‘Arrest T&D Losses, Curb Power Theft’
Srinagar, Jan 7: After failing to bring down Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses in the State, the Power Development Department has decided to outsource distribution of electricity across Jammu More
- Srinagar City
Inhabitants suffer, authorities in slumber
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Jan 7: Inhabitants of Bonpora Batamaloo here are facing immense inconvenience due to defunct drainage system and dilapidated roads. The aggrieved inhabitants said the lanes More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Jan 7: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed more deaths in traffic accidents than due to militancy in the last one decade, state Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said Monday. “Traffic More
- South Asia
REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI
Islamabad, Jan 7: Pakistan today lodged a protest over what it described as an "unprovoked Indian attack" on one of its military posts along the Line of Control, a claim which the Indian Army has rejected More
Beijing, Jan 7: China on Monday said it hopes India and Pakistan will hold talks and solve their differences in a calm and proper manner following a firing incident in Kashmir. As a neighbour and More
‘OPEN COURT ROAD FOR VEHICULAR MOVEMENT’
Baramulla, Jan 7: Residents of this north Kashmir town have urged the authorities to install traffic signals and road dividers to curb the frequent traffic jams in the area. "The need of the hour More