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Steve Smith has apologized to his Australian teammates behind closed doors after he received a fine for breaching the code of conduct during a Sheffield Shield match. Smith caught himself in an unusual position where he was fined 25 percent of his match fees for showing dissent to umpire's decision during New South Wales' clash versus Western Australia, earlier this week. Reflecting on the same, the 31-year-old Smith opened up on the entire episode and stated that he has rendered an apology to his teammates. Since Australian cricket has through massive reform with regards to on-field behavior post the ball-tampering saga, their players are expected to conduct themselves properly in domestic as well as international circuits. Smith apologized to the group for getting a code of conduct, at the national team’s values meeting he said "I came in and apologized to the group yesterday for getting a code of conduct," He also added "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."
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, he said “sometimes your emotions can get the better of you out on the field” 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 apologize for that."
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