Cricket: Warner rap for Twitter row with journalist

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Cricket Australia has reported David Warner for a breach of its code of behaviour after the New South Wales opening batsman engaged in an argument with a journalist on Twitter.

Warner, named in Australia’s Champions Trophy squad for next month’s tournament in England, is currently playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

But after getting involved in a heated discussion about his form with an Australian journalist on the social media site, Warner has been brought to book by his bosses.

David Conn, who works for the Sydney Telegraph, tweeted: “You lose 4-0 in India, don’t make a run, and you want to be tickled on the tummy? Win the Ashes and get back to me.”

Warner replied: “coming from you champion all you do is talk s*** as well. What about encouraging Aus players rather then bagging them.”

Conn retorted: “cricket is a real job? Please. Most people pay to play. Million dollar cricketers milking the IPL are hardly the best judges.”

A statement from Cricket Australia said Warner is alleged to have breached Rule 6 of its Code of Behaviour: Unbecoming Behaviour, regarding comments posted on his twitter account.

CA is to publish details of the time and date of the hearing on Monday.