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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, June 14, 2013. NT NEWS. 61 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-JGE:61 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SPORT Warner pays for punch CRICKET CRICKET Australia has suspended and fined opener David Warner for breaching its code of behaviour. The penalty follows a CA disciplinary hearing by phone hook-up to Melbourne from England last night. At the hearing, Warner pleaded guilty to breaching the codes Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour. CA senior code of behaviour commissioner, Justice Gordon Lewis AM, fined Warner $11,500 and suspended him from the remainder of Australias Champions Trophy campaign, as well as the Australian teams two tour matches against Somerset and Worcestershire before the first Ashes Test. Warner will be eligible for selection for the first Test. He was at The Walkabout bar in Birmingham on Saturday night drinking with teammates and England rivals when the Australian opener punched Englands Joe Root. Regardless of the suspension, former Australian player Tom Moody says Warners form is not good enough to warrant a place in Australias one-day side. Since blazing consecutive one-day international centuries against Sri Lanka in March 2012, Warner has posted only three ODI halfcenturies in 18 knocks. Its the sort of form that led Moody, who was commentat ing on Australias Champions Trophy clash with New Zealand on Wednesday, to suggest Warners enforced absence had helped the team. I think the Warner thing was a blessing in disguise, Moody said. I dont think Warner should have played today. I dont think his form warrants it and I think he needs a timely kick up the backside. Not because of his behaviour off the field because I wouldnt know what thats like apart from what weve heard just recently. But his form hes scored one half-century in his past 10 innings. The 26-year-olds place at the top of Australias Test order is also in question, especially after national selectors recalled forgotten opener Chris Rogers. The explosive but enigmatic hitter averages a reasonable 39.46 in Tests, compared to his ODI average of 29.81. Formula 3 to stay a part of racing in Top End MOTORSPORT ByGREYMORRIS THE Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship has been locked into the Darwin V8 Supercar calendar until 2016. SKYCITY Triple Crown promoters and Formula 3 management announced plans to extend the partnership last night. Formula 3 cars made their Darwin debut in 2011. Now in its third year, the round has become the marquee event on the Australian Drivers Championship schedule. Four different winners from the six races contested, plenty of drama and unpredictable results have seen the wings and slicks racers become firm favourites with the Darwin fans. The new agreement will see the feature City of Darwin Cup continue to be awarded to the winner of Sundays feature race in Darwin. We are delighted to confirm that Formula 3 will be returning to the SKYCITY Triple Crown at Hidden Valley, NT Major Events manager Paul Cattermole said yesterday. Its hard to believe the category has already been here for three years and we are looking forward to many more. At the start of this relationship we decided to invest in each other and that commitment will be maintained. We are very keen to be involved in the continued growth of Formula 3 in Australia. This weekends three-race round of the Formula 3 championship features seven drivers within nine points of each other at the top of the Gold Star standings. Ahmed can handle heat FAWAD Ahmed has faced more than his fair share of challenges in life. So its unsurprising Australian national selector John Inverarity backs the Pakistan-born legspinner to handle the pressure and expectation surrounding his first appearance for his adopted homeland today. Ahmed will play for Australia A in the four-day tour match against Ireland in Belfast a stepping stone towards a call up for Australia in the Ashes series. Even before bowling a ball for his new country, Ahmed is being hailed as a potential new spin king, receiving glowing endorsements from former top tweakers Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill. He arrives at a time when the national squad badly needs a good news story amid captain Michael Clarkes injury concerns, new disciplinary issues surrounding David Warner and some shaky form at the Champions Trophy. It has been a hard road for Ahmed, who fled to Australia from Pakistan in 2010 as an asylum seeker after receiving death threats for supporting womens rights. Aussie hopes under weather A RAINED out match against New Zealand in Birmingham has put Australias hopes of a Champions Trophy title defence on life support. Australias Ashes outlook is looking just as bleak. Yesterdays match was abandoned with New Zealand 2-51 after 15 overs, chasing Australias total of 6-243. Opening batsman David Warner was ruled out of the match just hours before the start of play, after it emerged hed been involved in a physical attack on England batsman Joe Root at a Birmingham pub. Australias skipper George Bailey (55) and middle order batsman Adam Voges (71) led the way for his under-siege team, combining for a 77-run fourth wicket stand. Then Warners replacement allrounder Glenn Maxwell made a valuable 29 not out from 22 balls to see Australia to a defendable total on a slow wicket. Fast bowler Clint McKay then got Australia off to a great start, knocking over Black Caps openers Martin Guptill and Luke Ronchi to have the Kiwis reeling at 2-26 in the eighth over. Territory boxing legend Boyd Scully has been inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Icon Scully honoured by Hall of Fame recognition BOXING ByGREYMORRIS Boxing has beenmy life and Ill continue to give something back to the sport for as long as I possibly can TERRITORY boxing icon Boyd Scully has been inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame. Boxing NTs president for 12 years and a coach and administrator at the Arafura Games boxing tournament for 18 years, Scully reached his peak as a fighter in Queensland in the 1950s. The kid who learned his craft at the old police paddock in the Darwin suburb of Stuart Park won the vacant Queensland paperweight title as a 14-year-old in 1953. Im very honoured to be recognised in this way by the Queensland association, he said. Boxing has been my life and Ill continue to give something back to the sport for as long as I possibly can. And representing Austra lia has been my proudest moment. Scully went on to win the Brisbane zone bantam weight and featherweight crowns in 1955 and 1956. Now 74, Scully fought for an Olympic Games berth in 1956 but lost in the semi-final to NSW fighter Eddie Elston. He coached Australian boxers at the Oceania Games. His uncle William Jack Scully was killed during the bombing of Darwin in 1942. Scully is still active in the sport he has dedicated his life to, including introducing young people to the sport under the Boxing Australia banner.