Australian Skipper Marcus Stoinis fined $7,500 for directing personal abuse at team mate Kane Richardson during a Big Bash League Twenty 20 match.
The match played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Reuters reported Australian Skipper Stoinis apologised “unreservedly” for the abuse during the Melbourne derby between the Stars and Renegades teams.
Melbourne Stars batsman said in a statement “I got caught in the moment and took it too far.”
“I realised immediately I was in the wrong and I apologise to Kane and to the umpires.
“I did the wrong thing and accept responsibility for my actions.
The standards are there for a reason and I accept the penalty.”
Stoinis the top scorer in this year’s Big Bash League with 281 runs.
He dropped from the Australia squad for the this month’s one-day series in India.
Paceman Richardson will tour.
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson missed the first test of the home season against Pakistan in November for personal abuse of an opponent while playing for Victoria in a Sheffield Shield match.
He received the one-match suspension because it was his third breach of the code of conduct inside 12 months.
Cricket Australia has cracked down on bad behaviour by its players since the ball-tampering scandal during a test against South Africa in 2018 led to one-year bans for then captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner.