Bad-boy Warne in trouble again

2013-01-16 21:07

Cape Town - Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday advised that Shane Warne has been reported for breaching CA’s Code of Behaviour in Wednesday's T20 Big Bash League semi-final between the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers.

Warne is alleged to have breached Rule 5: Laws of Cricket and Spirit of the Game.

On December 5 last year, Big Bash League teams were sent a memorandum by Cricket Australia. Under the heading “Over Rates”, the memo stated: “If a team’s official captain is selected but not named as captain, this will be considered against the spirit of cricket and may attract a code of behaviour charge.”

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For Wednesday's match, won by the Perth Scorchers, James Faulkner was listed on the Melbourne Stars team sheet as captain and took part in the coin toss with Perth Scorchers captain Simon Katich. Warne had previously been issued with one strike for a slow over rate violation, with a second strike this season resulting in an automatic one-match suspension.

The time and date of the hearing is yet to be determined.

This follows recent controversies involving the great leg-spinner. Last week he was fined £500 after admitting driving at more than 100 miles (160km/h) on a south of Scotland motorway where the maximum speed is 70mph, while he was also involved in a heated on-field brawl with West Indian international Marlon Samuels.


  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-16 21:28

    Shane Warne is like a terrible and uncurable sickness!!

  • jean.loock1 - 2013-01-16 21:55

    For goodness sake can warne retire for good already! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that bringing him back was a PA stunt,great it worked but enough now! Getting into brawls on the field and being in trouble with CA all the time is a clear indication to hang up the boots once and for all!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-16 23:01

      And this is T20 cricket. Old has-beens brought back as a PA stunt. On-field brawls. Cheating. All to get some interest back into an over-rated, boring, under-attended tournament and format. Because the anorexic dancing girls, flashing stumps and bails, and hip-hop inspired outfits did not work.

      joe.smit.549 - 2013-01-17 03:26

      It's just not cricket.....

  • rory.wodleysmith - 2013-01-16 22:06

    Wow, talk about looking very hard to find a reason to criticise him...pathetic journalism...

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-16 23:03

      He cheated. Hardly something to brush underneath the carpet. O....uhm..... so sorry, isn't that what Warne and Waugh did when they were caught out for match fixing? Yes News24, do what the Aussies do when they cheat. Ignore it. It's pathetic journalism.

      Rory Wodley-Smith - 2013-01-16 23:14

      "Against the spirit of the game" is hardly breaking the law, but something which a cricket "enthusiast" like yourself would find appealing. Warne was never my favourite, but you'd struggle to find a better spinner, that is if you were interested in looking past your elbow....

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-17 01:00

      And I quote: "Warne is alleged to have breached Rule 5: Laws of Cricket and Spirit of the Game." Looks like you need to look past your nose and read what is written. He broke the law. He cheated.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-01-17 03:24

      Mahela Jayawardene did exactly the same thing during the T20 WC, installing Sangakkara as captain for one match to prevent the possibility of him copping a one-match suspension for slow over rate. Nobody was even remotely interested when Jayawardene did it, the interviewers were joking about it with him. If it's not a problem when Mahela does it, I don't see why it should be a problem when Warne does it.

      Rory Wodley-Smith - 2013-01-17 06:55

      Exactly, not consistently enforced but chrisin.oz.1 when you grow up, you can become an umpire & fix the sport...

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-17 07:04

      Bottom line is he cheated. Whether I grow up or not, Shane Warne cheated. And now you just want to wish it away. Like they did when he got caught for match fixing. I'll work on my growing-up, while you work on you broom-technique. Sweeping Shane's cheating under the carpet.

  • Spha - 2013-01-16 22:18

    people like this moron doesn't need to b given attention.

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-16 22:56

    Warnie is still on top of his game. And his game of course is cheating in cricket. Whether it be match fixing or bending the rules to permit him playing in a final. And it backfired!! They were kicked out. Time to retire and go into finance or become a lawyer, Warne. Your cheating skills will help you a lot.

      brag.martin - 2013-01-17 07:09

      shame man. You really despise the man. Cricket needs characters and SW is just that. Very entertaining. Earlier you mentioned that this tournament was under-attended. Have you even watched one match? Most matches were sold out, including the semis. During the Melbourne derby over 45 000 people attended.

      Sonnyjakes - 2013-01-17 07:20

      Match fixing? Or giving pitch reports?

  • anton.cloete.71 - 2013-01-17 06:47

    Once a cheat, always a cheat...

      brag.martin - 2013-01-17 07:10

      Shame. SW will always be a legend of the game.

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