Dubai- Australian opener David Warner has been fined 15 percent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a charge of making inappropriate comments about South African player AB de Villiers.

Warner was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to public criticism or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an International Match.

Today, Warner admitted the offence and accepted the proposed sanction offered to him by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

The charge related to comments made by Warner yesterday during an interview on Australian radio.

Explaining his decision, Mr Mahanama said that it was disrespectful for David to publicly denigrate an opponent.