Sport 'I felt I should apologise': Smith fronts teammates

17:50  17 november  2019
17:50  17 november  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Steve Smith revealed on Sunday he had fronted Test teammates in Brisbane to apologise for his own code of conduct breach during a Sheffield Shield last week as the behaviour of Australian players was once again placed under the blowtorch. I got pinged and so be it. I felt I should apologise for that.”

Steven Smith , on Sunday, apologised to his Australian teammates for copping a dissent charge during New South Wales' Sheffield Shield game against Western Australia, earlier this week. I got pinged and so be it. I felt I should apologise for that."

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Smith earlier in the week was fined a quarter of his Shield match fee for showing dissent after being given out on day two of New South Wales' match against Western Australia.

Smith was pinged after he was deemed to have edged a Marcus Stoinis delivery to keeper Josh Inglis with the former captain shaking his head and showing displeasure at the decision.

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James Pattinson who was suspended on Sunday for abusive language also joined Smith in showing remorse to their Australian teammates at camp in Brisbane.

Smith made no excuses and conceded his emotions got the better of him out on the field

"Sometimes your emotions can get the better of you out on the field,'' Smith said.

"We're playing a game (where) everyone is trying to do their best and sometimes that happens. I came in and apologised to the group yesterday for getting a code of conduct.

"I don't think there was a great deal in it but I've copped it and I have to look at when I get out and the way I sort of conduct myself.

"I know lots of kids watch me play and watch all of us play and the way we conduct ourselves when we get out as well as when we're batting.

"So we have to be very mindful of that and sometimes just bite the bullet and just conduct ourselves in, I guess, a better manner at times.''

Smith also pointed out that part of their contracts include a code of conduct, acknowledging the requirement to uphold them.

"We're Australian players regardless of where we're playing and what we're doing.

"We sign up to values and in our contracts we've got a code of conduct there we have to play by.

"I got pinged and so be it. I felt I should apologise for that."

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