David Warner's hearing set for Wednesday

May 21, 2013, 01:32 IST | AFP

Australia opening batsman David Warner will face a disciplinary hearing this week into an alleged code of conduct breach after a Twitter rant directed at two of the country's leading cricket writers.

Cricket Australia said yesterday the hearing would take place on Wednesday via teleconference from India, where Warner is playing in the Indian Premier League.

“Warner is alleged to have breached Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour, regarding comments posted on his Twitter account,” CA said in a statement.

CA began investigating on Saturday after a fiery exchange on Warner’s Twitter account, @davidwarner31, against News Limited’s Robert Craddock, who had written an article critical of IPL.

After posting a tweet with expletives aimed at Craddock, urging him to “get a real job”, the cricketer then took issue with Craddock’s colleague Malcolm Conn in abusive tweets sparking a back-and-forth exchange. 

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