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Warne fined

Calcutta: Australian spin legend Shane Warne was Monday fined (Aus)$ 5000 for breaching Cricket Australia’s Code of Behaviour in the domestic Big Bash League.

CA said Warne was fined for failing to list himself as captain during the Melbourne Stars’ semi-final loss against the Perth Scorchers at the WACA last week in an effort to dodge penalty for slow over-rate.

Warne did not appear in the hearing Monday and was instead represented by Melbourne Stars CEO Clint Cooper and team manager Ben Robertson.

“On 5 December 2012, KFC T20 Big Bash League teams were sent a memo by Cricket Australia,” a Cricket Australia statement said.

“Under the heading ‘Over Rates’, the memo stated that, ‘if a team’s official captain is selected but not named as captain, this will be considered against the Spirit of Cricket and may attract a Code of Behaviour charge’.”

Warne’s team-mate James Faulkner was listed on the Melbourne Stars team sheet as captain for the clash against the Perth Scorchers and took part in the coin toss with Scorchers skipper Simon Katich.