Australia in crisis as David Warner is stood down for attacking Joe Root: Timeline of events

The nightclub incident is just the latest incident among a number of problems

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Australia batsman David Warner was stood down from today's Champions Trophy match against New Zealand after being involved in a “physical altercation with an England player”.

Here, we take a look back at what has been an unsettling fortnight for the Australian cricket team.

May 20: It is announced that Australia batsman David Warner will face a disciplinary hearing in relation to a heated argument he had with a journalist on Twitter in which he claimed "all you do is talk s***" and called another reporter a "p***k".

May 22: Warner is hit with the maximum fine available of 5,750 Australian dollars (£3,700) after pleading guilty to breaching the Cricket Australia Code of Behaviour for the Twitter rant.

May 23: Warner apologises for his Twitter outburst.

June 1: Shane Watson scores a sparkling century as Australia beat the West Indies by four wickets in a Champions Trophy warm-up match in Cardiff.

June 4: Australia suffer a crushing 243-run defeat by India in their final Champions Trophy warm-up game in Cardiff.

June 5: Captain Michael Clarke leaves the team's training camp to undergo treatment on a long-standing back problem in London, with Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris admitting he was "in a race against time" to be fit to play England at Edgbaston.

June 7: Clarke is ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy clash with England due to a lower back injury.

June 8: England beat Australia by 48 runs in their opening Champions Trophy Group A game at Edgbaston.

June 11: Clarke is ruled out of the Champions Trophy clash with New Zealand due to his ongoing back injury.

June 12: Cricket Australia confirm that Warner has been stood down from the Champions Trophy match against New Zealand for being involved in a "physical altercation with an England player" in the early hours of Sunday morning following the match between the teams in Birmingham.