Australian skipper docked 20 per cent of his pay after ugly incident.
Australian captain Michael Clarke was Monday fined 20 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council after warning England’s James Anderson to expect a broken arm.
The final day of the first Test against arch-rivals England in Brisbane, which Australia won by 381 runs, boiled over on Sunday with constant “sledging” (insults).
It culminated when Clarke was caught by a stump microphone telling tailend batsman Anderson to “get ready for a broken fucking arm”.
He was reported by umpire Kumar Dharmasena and the ICC said Clarke breached its code of conduct, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match”.
Clarke admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, avoiding the need for a formal hearing, the ICC said.
The second Test starts in Adelaide on December 5.