Shane Warne has been slapped with a fine of 5000 dollars for breaching Cricket Australia's (CA) Code of Behaviour during his team Melbourne Star's semifinal defeat to Perth Scorchers last week in the Big Bash League (BBL).
Warne didn't turn up for a scheduled hearing on Monday to hear the case against him and was instead represented by Stars CEO Clint Cooper and team manager Ben Robertson, Telegraph.com.au reports.
A statement from the CA claimed that on December 5, BBL teams were sent a memo by them, and 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'.
Earlier, Warne, who was on one strike for slow-over rates and faced an automatic one-match suspension for a second strike, was not listed as the team's official captain on the team sheet for the semifinal game.
Instead, young pace man James Faulkner was named captain and took part in the coin toss with Scorchers captain Simon Katich.
In a previous statement, CA had said Warne was accused to have breached Rule 5: Laws of Cricket and Spirit of the Game. (ANI)