Shane Warne has accepted a one-match ban and fine after a clash with Marlon Samuels in Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 competition.
Warne, captaining Melbourne Stars against city rivals the Renegades, hit Samuels with the ball as he attempted to return it to the wicketkeeper.
In return Samuels, 31, threw his bat in the 43-year-old spinner’s direction before an angry exchange at the MCG.
“I went too far in trying to stand up for the team,” said Warne on Twitter.
Warne had been angered by West Indian Samuels pulling back David Hussey when the batsman was turning for a second run during the Stars’ innings.
Former Australia spinner Warne was fined 4,500 Australian dollars (£2,900) by Cricket Australia, with part of that for using obscene language in a match the Renegades eventually won by nine wickets. Read more
Courtesy : www.bbc.co.uk