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Australian Warner in hot water over Twitter outburst

ESPNcricinfo staff
May 19, 2013

David Warner's alleged Twitter outburst on Saturday has resulted in the batsman being reported for 'unbecoming behaviour' by Cricket Australia.

In a media release, Cricket Australia stated that Warner had breached the Code of Behaviour and he would be expected to attend a disciplinary hearing.

Warner is alleged to have breached Rule 6, which states: "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."

The details of the disciplinary hearing will be released by Cricket Australia on Monday. Warner is currently playing in the IPL for the Delhi Daredevils franchise.

Warner allegedly launched a Twitter attack against two Australian journalists - Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn - on Saturday. His comments were apparently in response to an article Craddock wrote for the Australian media, where he criticised the IPL.

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