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ICC charges Warner, De Kock for Durban dispute

Australia vice-captain David Warner and South Africa batsman Quinton de Kock were charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday for their heated off-field exchange on the fourth day of the first test in Durban. CCTV footage from the players tunnel at Kingsmead on Sunday showed Warner and home wicketkeeper De Kock involved in a fiery exchange as players climbed the stairwell to their dressing rooms during the tea break. “The umpires officiating in the Durban test have reported Warner for a level 2…

Australia risk missing top players in Ashes over pay dispute: Warner

CANBERRA: The ongoing pay dispute might leave Australia without their top players in the home Ashes series against England later this year, vice-captain David Warner has warned. Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) rejected Cricket Australia's (CA) pay offer last month, dismissing the proposal as "a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket". CA has threatened the players with unemployment, saying they would not get alternative contracts if they fail to agree to the new collective bargaining agreement.…

Warner bites his tongue, hopes to let bat do the talking

PUNE: Australia's David Warner is refusing to take the bait after being publicly sledged by India's cricketers, but even if he wanted to fire back the struggling opening batsman has few runs to back up any fighting words. The lefthander has cobbled together just 98 runs from four innings in the first two tests of the series in India and has fallen three times to spinner Ravichandran Ashwin -- twice in last week's defeat at Bangalore, which levelled the series 1-1. Warner has regularly punished India's bowlers on the…