fine of\u00a0 $20,000. It is being said that in a drunken state he talked ill words about female cricketer Rachel Hayness and her partner during Cricket New South Wales\u2019s end-of-season awards function.\r\n\r\nNeil Breen of Channel Nine confirmed \u201cHe (O\u2019Keefe) made comments to Rachel Haynes and her partner of a sexual nature but they weren\u2019t homophobic. And if they were homophobic, you would find he probably would have been banned from the game. He\u2019s admitted they were highly offensive, he\u2019s fallen on his sword and he\u2019s got the $20,000 fine and the ban from next year\u2019s Matador Cup.\u201d Further \u201cEarlier in the evening, he had a crack at a lot of people in the room (including) officials. He said things to teammates; he\u2019s said things to the partners of teammates. Some people tried to get him out of the function. Inexplicably, he was allowed into the after party after some of this behaviour.\u201d\r\n\r\nAfter the Steve Waugh Medal presentation at Hiltom Hoten in Sydney, during after party, Steve made few under the tone remarks for Rachel Hyness under the charms of alcohol. Due to which is was fined $20,000 by Cricket Australia and was also awarded a year ban in domestic competitions.\r\nLight on his past:\r\nThis was not the first time, Steve has been charged with such a case, earlier as well in the year 2016, he was charged $10,000 fine and a criminal infringement notice by NSW police was misbehaving and verbally abusing a security guard as he(guard) denied him(Steve) to enter a Sydney Hotel.\r\nAbout Rachel Hyness:\r\nShe is a member of Australian women\u2019s team. The 30 years old lady has played 34 ODI\u2019s, 27 T20\u2019s and 3 Tests. Her key marker has been a 74-ball 52 to the Southern Stars winning a World Cup 2013 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.