Shane Warne has been fined $4,500 and banned for one game after a heated row with Marlon Samuels in a match in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 competition on Sunday night ended up with bats and balls being thrown.
The West Indies all-rounder and former Australia Test spinner had a heated verbal altercation before Warne threw the ball and hit Samuels on the arm.
Samuels reacted by throwing his bat down the wicket in the general direction of Warne and the umpires were forced to step in to restore order.
Cricket Australia found Warne guilty of three offences but not guilty of a breach of the rule that forbids throwing “the ball at or near a player or official in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner”.
Warne was found guilty of showing dissent to the umpire, engaging in physical contact with other players and using offensive language.
Warne later said that he was disappointed with some of his actions but was also disappointed at the severity of the penalties.