IPL 6: David Warner reported for breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour

Warner's twitter tirade occurred in the early hours of Sunday, and was apparently prompted by a Craddock article titled 'Dangers of living it up in the Indian Premier League', in which he explored the IPL and its multiple problems in light of the recent spot-fixing scandal.

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Last updated on Sunday, 19 May, 2013 12:22 IST
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David Warner has been reported for breaching Cricket Australia's (CA) Code of Behaviour, after launching a scathing Twitter attack on Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn, two Australian journalists for News Limited.

A statement from CA on Sunday said, "Warner is alleged to have breached Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour, regarding comments posted on his twitter account."

Warner's twitter tirade occurred in the early hours of Sunday, and was apparently prompted by a Craddock article titled 'Dangers of living it up in the Indian Premier League', in which he explored the IPL and its multiple problems in light of the recent spot-fixing scandal. Also read: Sleepless nights, no baths for Sreesanth

While Craddock chose not to respond, Conn engaged in a back-and-forth argument with Warner, whose language was less than parliamentary.

Rule 6 of CA's Code of Behaviour states that "players and officials must not at any time engage in behaviour unbecoming to a representative player or official that could (a) bring them or the game of cricket into disrepute or (b) be harmful to the interests of cricket...this rule applies at all times where the unbecoming behaviour involves the player being involved in public comment or comment to or in the media." Sreesanth's laptop, iPad seized by Mumbai Police

After the exchange, Conn said he had received an apology from CA for Warner's behaviour. "I know that Cricket Australia aren't very happy with the language he's used to express himself this morning," said Conn on a Melbourne radio station on Sunday. "Cricket Australia have touched base with me and apologised and said that it was inappropriate and they'll be taking action." Ajit Chandila's wife asked how he was bringing so much money home, say sources

Warner is at present playing in the IPL 2013 with the Delhi Daredevils, who will face Pune Warriors on Sunday evening in their final match in a battle to avoid the wooden spoon.

CA will determine the time and date of Warner's hearing on Monday.

Story first published on: Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:11 IST

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