The Australian cricket team is ready to head to England, in their quest to regain the Ashes.

But David Warner still has to face a Cricket Australia disciplinary hearing.

The action follows his twitter outburst against two journalists last week.

Michael Kersnovske reports.


It was all smiles at the Cricket Australia Ashes launch today despite team mate David Warner expecting to be charged.

The troubled batsman will tonight face a disciplinary hearing following his twitter tirade against two journalists last week.

Warner’s outburst has cast a shadow over the Australian team’s access to social media sites.

However, Australian captain Michael Clarke defended his players saying there were no plans to restrict social media access within the team.

Michael Clarke, Australian Captain: “After India every single player knows what’s required of you to be apart of this team. There is no exceptions. Every player is judged the same and monitored in the same way.”

Clarke said preparation ahead of the back to back Ashes series had been ideal and that the team was full of confidence.

Michael Clarke, Australian Captain: “I think without doubt in my career the ashes tour is probably the most special and you certainly remember that. But it does take a whole squad of sixteen players to have success.”

The first Ashes test will begin in Nottingham on July 10.

Michael Kersnovske, QUT News.