Warne fined, banned after Big Bash bust-up

MELBOURNE Mon Jan 7, 2013 9:19am IST

Former Australian bowler, Shane Warne, removes his glasses as he carries out his duty as a television commentator on the WACA ground in Perth December 16, 2010 REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Former Australian bowler, Shane Warne, removes his glasses as he carries out his duty as a television commentator on the WACA ground in Perth December 16, 2010

Credit: Reuters/Tim Wimborne/Files

Related Topics

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Shane Warne has been fined A$4,500 and banned for one game after a heated row with Marlon Samuels in a match in Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition on Sunday night ended up with bats and balls being thrown.

The West Indies all-rounder and former Australia test spinner had a heated verbal altercation before Warne threw the ball and hit Samuels on the arm, accidentally he later claimed.

Samuels reacted by throwing his bat down the wicket in the general direction of Warne and the umpires were forced to step in to restore order.

Cricket Australia (CA) found Warne guilty of three offences but not guilty of a breach of the rule that forbids throwing "the ball at or near a player or official in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner".

"I'm disappointed with some of my actions last night but I'm also disappointed at the severity of the penalties," Warne told reporters.

"I think that was pretty harsh."

Warne was found guilty of showing dissent to the umpire, engaging in physical contact with other players and using offensive language.

Samuels, who has been charged with two offences, ended up on the winning side as the Melbourne Renegades beat the Melbourne Stars to clinch a home semi-final in the Big Bash league in front of a record crowd of 46,681 at the MCG.

His evening came to a painful end, however, when he top-edged a Lasith Malinga bouncer into his own face and left the field with a suspected fractured eye socket.

Samuels has been the subject of controversy in the competition already this season when Darren Lehmann, coach of the Brisbane Heat, questioned the legality of his bowling action.

Warne's team mate Cameron White was also found guilty of dissent at an umpire's decision, while the case against Samuels will be heard when he is able to attend a hearing.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, editing by Patrick Johnston)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

School Shooting

School Shooting

Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting.  Full Article 

Sundar Pichai Elevated

Sundar Pichai Elevated

Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services.  Full Article 

Need For Reforms

Need For Reforms

Euro zone risks "relapse into recession" without structural reforms - Draghi.  Full Article 

Diwali Sales

Diwali Sales

Gold sales jump about 20 pct for Diwali - trade body  Full Article 

World Bank Rival

World Bank Rival

Three major nations absent as China launches W.Bank rival in Asia  Full Article 

Wal-Mart India

Wal-Mart India

Murali Lanka appointed as Wal-Mart India operations chief  Full Article 

Health Of Lenders

Health Of Lenders

25 European banks set to fail health checks - sources.  Full Article 

Special Report

Special Report

Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone  Full Article 

India Insight

India Insight

Kalki Koechlin on her role as a disabled girl in “Margarita, With a Straw”  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage