'My reaction was one of distress and disappointment,' the Australian Cricket Board chairman, Alan Crompton, said. He added that he would wait for a report from team management in South Africa before deciding whether to take further action against the 32-year-old bowler. 'It's important we hear the full story and what other facts may have been associated with it.'
The board fined Hughes Adollars 4,000 ( pounds 1,958) on Wednesday for his verbal abuse of the South African batsman, Gary Kirsten, on Sunday. The Australian leg- spinner, Shane Warne, received the same punishment after a similar outburst.
Both players had earlier been reported by the umpires and fined 1000 rand ( pounds 200) by the match referee, Donald Carr.Reuse content