Warne banned for T20 bust-up

2013-01-07 08:42

Melbourne - Australian star Shane Warne admitted on Monday he went too far after being banned for one match and fined A$4 500 for an ugly, foul-mouthed clash with West Indian Marlon Samuels.

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.

VIDEO: Shane Warne swears at Marlon Samuels

Then when Samuels was batting later in the game, Warne confronted the West Indian with the words "Fuck 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 A$1 000 fine. The Renegades won the game 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, initially claimed he had been harshly treated.

"I'm disappointed in some of my actions last night. Also I'm pretty disappointed with the severity of the penalties too," he said after the hearing.

"I think that was pretty harsh."

But he later backed down, saying his behaviour overstepped the mark.

"I have decided to accept my penalty of a one-match ban. Let's hope the boys can win tomorrow and we can make the semi-finals," Warne tweeted.

"Thanks for support guys, sport can be emotional and at times very passionate too. I went too far in trying to stand up for the team."


  • - 2013-01-07 08:48

    Harch? Be glad you didn't get a tenor mate pathetic!

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2013-01-07 09:15

    Huh! The only reason he capitulated re the penalty was because of the media/social backlash. Not because he meant it.

  • barendmliebenberg - 2013-01-07 09:34

    What,Warne foul mouthed?Never,cannot be .......................

  • sabiha.lockhat - 2013-01-07 09:40

    idiot warne thinks he is god, always shows arrogance , everyome must make him all important , good on him for the heavy fine, rather they should give ban him for life from playing cricket , he is no gentleman for this game.

  • pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2013-01-07 09:49

    When NZ players attached AB de Villiers on the pitch in the previous ODI World Cup, they were only fined!

      sihle.zondie - 2013-01-07 11:41

      I believe it was Faf du plessis after he caused AB's run-out.personally i think if u have to resort to outbursts in order to get one over your opponent,you are compensating for your lack of talent.

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-07 17:04

      De Villiers would have moered them!

      Felix.gumbi1 - 2013-01-07 19:37

      Ab would of outboxed

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-07 22:34

      If he was attached on the pitch, how did he get off the pitch again? And what did they attach him with?

      pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2013-01-08 09:54

      What! Ah f#ck. Damn spelling checker.

  • zukisa.mantshi - 2013-01-07 09:50

    Sledging taken too far

  • jackie.m.dickson - 2013-01-07 10:07

    Warne has always been a chop and will always be a chop. He so arrogant its unbelievable. Taunting and needling Samuels and then all surprised that he gets a bat thrown at him? Why? And what about him throwing the ball directly at Samuels chest? Hellooo?! Hes always behaved like this & gets away with it most of the time. Very seldom has someone physically fought back. Warne is too old to play anyway - he needs to get over himself.

      Sonnyjakes - 2013-01-08 09:22

      And Samuels holding Batsman back? Unfair play. Bad sportsmanship. Both should get harsh sentences.

  • geoff.wilson.7528 - 2013-01-07 10:37

    Samuels is an arrogant tosser who just recently started playing again after a 2 year ban for match fixing.Anyone who saw the whole incident live on TV (as I did) could see that Samuels started it when he grabbed hold of Hussey. It was fitting that Malinga pinned him with a bouncer soon afterwards.

  • tiaan.truter - 2013-01-07 10:55

    Aussie players...cant keep there cool.The renegades were probably busy kicking the stars asses.Wont be surprised if samuels was busy hitting warne for sixes and fours

      philip.harris.967 - 2013-01-07 14:11

      tiaan you clearly didnt see the game.

      shooshyu.tu - 2013-01-07 16:23

      @tiaan.truter were you THERE to see THEIR involvement in this game?

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-07 22:47

      Shoosh, and I wonder if he knows that THEY'RE on top of the log?

  • steven.crofton - 2013-01-07 12:51


  • hanruf - 2013-01-07 13:09

    "But he was cleared of another charge of throwing the ball at or near the West Indian in an "inappropriate and/or dangerous manner" This ruling makes as much sense as SANZAR disciplinary rulings on NZ and AUS rugby players

  • henryhoratio.kitchener - 2013-01-07 13:27

    I am just a bit shocked that Sport24 quoted Warne directly in this article and did not even attempt to censor the swearing. Warne must have had a little schuffle with Liz and took it out on the field...

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-07 16:22

      Henry all these years you taught that Sport24 are pretenders like you, there you are wrong!!

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2013-01-07 14:15

    Chop Warne just once again showed his true colours. Might have been, (maybe still is) a good spin bowler but has always come across as an arrogant, spoilt brat.

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-07 14:44

    You should ban him for life because his lips proved to be a poison for the sport!!

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-07 23:23

    Fined $4 500. And how much did Cricket Australia pay him to blow a little life into a dead, boring tournament? The second brawl of the Big Bash and suddenly crowds are coming back. Maybe they should put a boxing ring in the middle and organise fights. They can get Flintoff to come out and face off against Warne. Or better, face off against McGrath. Paul Reiffel can be umpire. I'd like to see Slinga Malinga box against Chucker Muralidaran. Bring a full cage out and throw the two Chihuahua's in there: Ponting and Clarke. But if they want to draw huge crowds, get Lara and Tendulkar to fight each other to the death - no rules, no umpire. They can still have the dancing girls next to the ring. And to make it more interesting for the americans so they also understand what is happening, they can take the Christmas-light stumps and bails idea into the ring. Have a flashing light on each boxer's head which lights up every time the guy is headbutted.

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