Aussie spinner O’Keefe fined for lodging episode
SYDNEY: Australian Test spinner Stephen O’Keefe has been fined under Cricket Australia’s code of conduct after he was included in an occurrence at a Sydney lodging throughout the weekend, CA said Monday.
O’Keefe, who returned ahead of schedule from Australia’s doomed voyage through Sri Lanka with a hamstring harm, purportedly manhandled police, security staff and supervisors at The Steyne Hotel while inebriated, reports said.
O’Keefe was accused of a rupture of CA’s Code of Behavior — conduct unbecoming of a player — and acknowledged a fine of $7,630.
He was likewise advised to experience guiding and instruction as a feature of the authorizations, CA said.
Police likewise issued O’Keefe with an encroachment notice for hostile conduct at the lodging, which means he should pay a different fine.
“We take a zero-resilience way to deal with this kind of conduct from players at any level in Australian cricket,” Cricket Australia official general administrator Pat Howard said in an announcement.
“Steve comprehends our desires and that we’re to a great degree disillusioned this circumstance happened, especially as he is recouping from a damage.”
O’Keefe apologized for his activities and said: “I know I neglected to maintain the elevated expectations expected of a NSW (New South Wales state) and Australian cricketer and apologize to all concerned.
“I assume full liability for my activities and acknowledge the authorization gave to me by Cricket Australia. “