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Australia's Faulkner fined for Gayle clash

Australia's Clint McKay (left) congratulates teammate James Faulkner after he took the wicket of West Indies' Chris Gayle during their one-day international at Manuka Oval in Canberra February 6, 2013. (REUTERS)


Australia seamer James Faulkner was fined 10 per cent of his match fee after an ugly clash with West Indies superstar Chris Gayle during the home side's 39-run win in the third ODI in Canberra.

Faulkner finished the game with four wickets, one of those being the dangerous Gayle who was out for two off the first ball of the 38th over.

But he was warned by the umpire for his over-zealous sending off of the batsman.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that Faulkner was found to have breached the code of conduct which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match".

After the match, Faulkner pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee, Ranjan Madugalle.

"There is no place for this type of behaviour anywhere near the game. The players are expected to respect the opponents all the time," said Madugalle.

"In this particular incident, James crossed the line and I'm sure he will learn from this incident."