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Cricket Australia charges Ryan Harris for Twitter rant during Big Bash League match

Ryan Harris, who is a Cricket Australia High Performance coach, had tweeted voicing his disapproval of a dismissal in the Brisbane Heat’s vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash League (BBL) on Wednesday.

cricket Updated: Jan 12, 2018 15:07 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Former Australia cricket team pacer Ryan Harris got into trouble following his tweet criticising umpiring during the Big Bash L eague (BBL) match between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes.(Getty Images)

Cricket Australia (CA) advises that Ryan Harris, CA High Performance Coach has been charged for breaching the Code of Conduct on Wednesday, in relation to a number of tweets he sent about the Big Bash League (BBL) match featuring Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes.

The former Australian cricket team pacer had voiced his disapproval of a dismissal in the Heat’s BBL clash with Hobart. He tweeted, calling it “an absolutely disgraceful decision by the umpires” and “very, very embarrassing”.

Harris was reported for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article Level 2.2.3 - Public or media comment that is detrimental to the interests of cricket, irrespective of when or where such comment is made, according to a media release from Cricket Australia.

Every player and any player-support personnel are required to adhere to Cricket Australia’s Code of Conduct. This includes any person employed by, contracted to, representing or otherwise affiliated to CA or any State or Territory Association or BBL/WBBL Team, read the CA press release.

Harris received a reprimand and a fully suspended fine of $3,000, subject to Harris not being found guilty of any further breach of the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct for a period of 24 months from January 10, 2018.

Harris has admitted to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.

First Published: Jan 12, 2018 13:04 IST