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Discipline issue plagues Australian cricket
sportsdesk@hindustantimes.com, AFP
Sydney, June 14, 2013
First Published: 00:35 IST(14/6/2013)
Last Updated: 00:38 IST(14/6/2013)

A second disciplinary hearing in three weeks for explosive opener David Warner has raised concerns about the culture of the Australian cricket team heading into next month’s Ashes in England.

Warner was dropped for the Champions Trophy match against New Zealand in Birmingham on Wednesday and made to carry the drinks, after England reported an “unprovoked physical attack” in a bar on batsman Joe Root.

Breach of code
Cricket Australia said Warner had been reported for breaching its code of conduct relating to “unbecoming behaviour”, with the hearing to be held on Thursday. “Warner's altercation with an Ashes opponent comes amid serious concerns about the culture of the team, which spilled into the public realm when four players were stood down for failing to do their homework during the disastrous 4-0 series loss to India,” Fairfax Media said.

“It doesn't help that Warner has endured a horrendous few months on the field, and is coming off scores of 0, 0 and 9 in the first three games of the tour.”

“Based on the decision to suspend four players for not completing homework on time on the recent tour of India, a ruling to send Warner home would hardly be an overreaction in these circumstances.”  Media gave prominence to the views of Michael Vaughan, who said the incident had tarnished Aussie cricket.


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fixtures

Match Date Time Match Details Venue
1st 06-06-2013 3:15PM IND vs SA Cardiff
2nd 07-06-2013 3:15PM WI vs PAK London
3rd 08-06-2013 3:15PM ENG vs AUS Birmingham
4th 09-06-2013 3:15PM SL vs NZ Cardiff
5th 10-06-2013 6:30PM PAK vs SA Birmingham
6th 11-06-2013 3:15PM IND vs WI London
7th 12-06-2013 6:30PM AUS vs NZ Birmingham
8th 13-06-2013 6:30PM ENG vs SL London
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