Cricket: Warne fined $5000

Shane Warne. Photo / Getty Images
Shane Warne. Photo / Getty Images

Melbourne Stars captain Shane Warne has been found guilty and fined $5000 for breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour in last week's BBL semi-final loss to the Perth Scorchers.

Warne played in the match but allrounder James Faulkner was officially named as skipper for the match, with Warne under threat of a suspension if the Stars again failed to bowl their allotted overs in time.

This was deemed by CA to be "against the spirit of cricket" who had issued all BBL teams with a memo last month stating: "If a team's official captain is selected but not named as captain this ... may attract a code of behaviour charge."

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 ban.

Warne - who is not likely to return for season three of the BBL - was not present at the hearing at Cricket Australia headquarters.

He was represented by Melbourne Stars CEO Clint Cooper and team manager Ben Robertson.


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