Australia batsman David Warner has been hit with the maximum fine available after pleading guilty to breaching the Cricket Australia code of behaviour.
Warner, who is set to play a key role in the Champions Trophy and the following Investec Ashes series in England, posted unsavoury comments on Twitter towards journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn after taking exception to the former's article over the Indian Premier League.
He was subsequently reported by Cricket Australia for breaching Rule 6: Unbecoming behaviour and fined 5,750 Australian dollars (£3,700), the maximum financial penalty for a first-time offender, at the hearing today.
The 26-year-old said: "In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted some inappropriate tweets last weekend.
"While I disagreed with the story and my image being used alongside the story, I could have chosen my words better and I apologise for any offence that my language may have caused. I'll continue to have honest conversations with all my followers and I will be mindful of the language I use in future."