Australia Opener Warner Faces May 22 Hearing for Twitter Remarks

Australia batsman David Warner will face a Cricket Australia code of behavior hearing May 22 after abusive comments were posted on his Twitter account.

The governing body said today that Warner’s case will be heard via teleconference by Senior Code of Behavior Commissioner Gordon Lewis and the results communicated following his adjudication. Warner was yesterday reported for alleged “unbecoming behavior” after abusive messages to journalists, some containing obscene language, appeared on his Twitter feed.

Warner, a member of Australia’s 16-man squad for the Ashes series in England starting July 10, is alleged to have breached Rule 6, which states: “Players and officials must not at anytime engage in behavior 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 behavior involves the player being involved in public comment or comment to or in the media.”

Opening batsman Warner, 26, has played 19 Tests for Australia, scoring 1,263 runs, including three centuries, at an average of 39.46.

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