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Warne fined $50,000 for criticizing official

Warne fined $50,000 for criticizing official

Australian legspinning great Shane Warne has been fined $50,000 for publicly criticizing an official from his own IPL team about a pitch used during the Twenty20 tournament.
The IPL said Wednesday in a statement that it considers the incident "a serious breach by Mr. Warne of his IPL playing contract."
Warne criticized Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit after the team's home game against Bangalore Royal Challengers on May 11. The player later apologized for the incident.
Warne, the Rajasthan captain, was reportedly unhappy with the pitches provided in home games.
He plans to retire from all forms of cricket after the tournament.


Updated : 2021-06-25 00:31 GMT+08:00