David Warner fined for Twitter comments

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Australia batsman David Warner has been hit with the maximum fine available after pleading guilty to breaching the Cricket Australia code of behaviour.

Warner posted unsavoury comments on Twitter towards journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn after taking exception to the former's article about the Indian Premier League. He was subsequently reported by Cricket Australia and was fined A$5,750 (£3,700), the maximum financial penalty for a first-time offender, at a hearing.

The 26-year-old said: "In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted some inappropriate tweets last weekend. I could have chosen my words better and I apologise for any offence that my language may have caused."