Ban for Aussie over Root affair

England star Joe Root
England star Joe Root
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Australia batsman David Warner has been suspended until the first Ashes Test and fined £7,000 for his attack on Joe Root.

At a hearing this morning, Warner pleaded guilty to breaching Cricket Australia’s code of behaviour during the incident, which occurred in Birmingham’s Walkabout theme pub in the early hours of Sunday morning following England’s 48-run win over them at Edgbaston.

Warner had faced the possibility of being sent home and missing the remainder of the English summer. However, he will be banned from the remainder of the ICC Champions Trophy and both Ashes warm-up matches but will be available for the series opener at Trent Bridge on July 10.