Melbourne, Jan 29: Troubled all-rounder Andrew Symonds was on Thursday fined 4000 Australian dollar for his radio rant against New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Brendon McCullum.
A Cricket Australia Code of Conduct Commission hearing has upheld a charge against Symonds after he pleaded guilty for calling McCullum a "lump of shit" during an FM radio last week.
At the CA hearing here on Thursday, Code of Conduct senior commissioner Gordon Lewis found the controversial all-rounder guilty of breaching CA Code of Behaviour Rule 9 relating to detrimental public comment and issued a fine of 4000 Australian dollars as penalty for the breach.
However, Symonds escaped a suspension after CA treated him as a first time offender of breach of Code of Behaviour. The Queenslander is expected to make a public statement later on Thursday.