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EX-AUSSIE INTERNATIONAL HARRIS'S TWEETS LAND HIM WITH $3,000 FINE

Ryan Harris had criticised Alex Ross's dismissal during Brisbane Heat's game against Hobart Hurricanes

Former Australia international Ryan Harris has found himself in hot water after tweeting criticism of an umpiring decision in the Big Bash.

Harris, who is currently employed by Cricket Australia as a high performance coach, took to social media to voice his opinion after Alex Ross was given out obstructing the field during Brisbane Heat's three-run defeat by Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Ross changed his running line and subsequently got between Jofra Archer's throw and the waiting gloves of Canes wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, though he later insisted he was trying to avoid injury by adjusting his path.

Despite the Heat's protestations, the batsman was sent on his way by the umpiring team of Geoff Davidson and Simon Fry at the Gabba, following consultation with TV official Simon Lightbody.

Harris felt the decision was wrong and wrote several messages - to both the Big Bash's official Twitter account and to Aussie international Glenn Maxwell - highlighting his views.

"It is very very embarrassing!! Absolutely shocking!!," he posted, before writing to Maxwell: "Common sense Maxi!! Horrible for the game!!

"More I see it the more ridiculous it is!"

The 34-year-old, who is currently coaching the Australian Under 19 side at the World Cup in New Zealand, was reprimanded by Cricket Australia on Friday.

The governing body handed Harris a $3,000 fine, suspended for two years provided he is not found to be in breach of their code of conduct during that period.

A statement read: ""Ryan Harris, CA High Performance coach, has been charged for breaching the CA Code of Conduct on 10 January 2018, in relation to a number of tweets he sent about the KFC Big Bash League match featuring Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes.

"Harris was reported for breaching CA's Code of Conduct Article Level 2.2.3 - public or media comment that is detrimental to the interests of cricket, irrespective of when or where such comment is made."

Harris's punishment is the latest in a string of penalties imposed on players and teams by Cricket Australia during the Big Bash's seventh edition.

Five of the eight franchises have received slow over rate fines, Adam Voges of Perth Scorchers has been suspended after two such offences by his team and several players have found to be in breach of the competition's code of conduct, including Chris Lynn and Joe Burns.

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