SYDNEY: Australian Check spinner Stephen O’Keefe has been fined beneath Cricket Australia’s code of behaviour after he was concerned in an incident at a Sydney lodge over the weekend, CA stated Monday.
O’Keefe, who returned early from Australia’s ailing-fated tour of Sri Lanka with a hamstring damage, allegedly abused police, safety employees and managers at The Steyne Lodge whereas intoxicated, reviews stated.
O’Keefe was charged with a breach of CA’s Code of Behaviour — conduct unbecoming of a participant — and accepted a nice of $7,630.
He was additionally advised to bear counselling and schooling as a part of the sanctions, CA stated.
Police additionally issued O’Keefe with an infringement discover for offensive behaviour on the lodge, which means he should pay a separate high quality.
“We take a zero-tolerance strategy to such a behaviour from gamers at any degree in Australian cricket,” Cricket Australia government basic supervisor Pat Howard stated in a press release.
“Steve understands our expectations and that we’re extraordinarily disillusioned this example occurred, notably as he’s recovering from an damage.”
O’Keefe apologised for his actions and stated: “I do know I did not uphold the excessive requirements anticipated of a NSW (New South Wales state) and Australian cricketer and apologise to all involved.
“I take full duty for my actions and settle for the sanction handed to me by Cricket Australia. “
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