Dubai: Australia captain Michael Clarke was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.Clarke was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”. The incident happened when Clarke made inappropriate gestures and directed an obscenity towards England’s James Anderson, which was picked up by the stump microphone.

The charge was brought by umpire Kumar Dharmasena and third umpire Marais Erasmus.Clarke admitted the offence and accepted the sanction. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

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