Troubled all-rounder Andrew Symonds was on Thursday fined 4000 Australian dollars for his radio rant against New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Brendon McCullum.
A Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Conduct Commission hearing upheld a charge against Symonds after he pleaded guilty for calling McCullum a "lump of s**t" during a radio interview last week.
At the CA hearing in Melbourne, Code of Conduct Senior Commissioner Gordon Lewis found the controversial all-rounder guilty of breaching CA Code of Behaviour Rule 9relating to detrimental public comment and issued a fine 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.
TheQueenslander is expected to make a public statement later on Thursday.