Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels charged over Big Bash incident
Last Updated: January 7, 2013 7:00am
Shane Warne: In hot water
Shane Warne has been charged with four alleged breaches of Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour following an incident in a Twenty20 match.
Warne, captaining the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash T20 competition, was involved in an on-field confrontation with Melbourne Renegades player Marlon Samuels.
The West Indian was accused of blocking David Hussey as he went for a run and was confronted by Warne when he came out to bat.
The spat came to a head as Warne ran in to field and threw a ball that hit Samuels, who in turn flung his bat in Warne's direction.
Cricket Australia tonight confirmed that Warne had been charged with four rule breaks, namely dissent, inappropriate or deliberate contact with other players, throwing the ball at or a near a player in an inappropriate or dangerous manner and using obscene, offensive or insulting language.
Samuels was charged with two alleged breaches of inappropriate or deliberate contact with other players and unbecoming behaviour.
Warne retired from Test cricket six years ago with 708 wickets to his name, but has played in various T20 competitions since.