Clarke fined 20 percent match fee over abuse of Anderson in Brisbane Test

Sydney, Nov 25 (ANI): Australian captain Michael Clarke has been charged by the ICC and fined 20 percent of his match fee for an abuse directed at English bowler James Anderson during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, at one point Clarke was picked up by a stump microphone saying to Anderson 'get ready for a broken f---king arm'.

The umpires charged Clarke with a level one code of conduct breach under Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match, the report said.

On Monday morning, Clarke admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and there was no need for a formal hearing, the report added. (ANI)

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