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Warner in hot water with Cricket Aus over twitter tanty

AUSTRALIAN opener David Warner will appear before a Cricket Australia official tomorrow after being charged with breaching the organisation's code of behaviour.

Warner was reported after allegedly breaching rule 6 relating to unbecoming behaviour after posting comments on his Twitter account last weekend.

Rule 6 states that "players and officials must not at any time engage in behaviour unbecoming to a representative player or official that could (a) bring them or the game of cricket into disrepute or (b) be harmful to the interests of cricket ... this rule applies at all times where the unbecoming behaviour involves the player being involved in public comment or comment to or in the media".

Warner issued a series of tweets in response to an article about the shady side of the Indian Premier League by leading News Limited cricket journalist Robert Craddock, written after three Indian players were arrested last week and charged with spot fixing in this year's IPL competition.

Warner, in India playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, started by posting that Craddock was a "jealous prick" who was "talking shit" and should "get a real job".

The opener also took aim at fellow News Limited writer Malcolm Conn after he took offence at the outburst.