fine of $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’s end-of-season awards function.
Neil Breen of Channel Nine confirmed “He (O’Keefe) made comments to Rachel Haynes and her partner of a sexual nature but they weren’t homophobic. And if they were homophobic, you would find he probably would have been banned from the game. He’s admitted they were highly offensive, he’s fallen on his sword and he’s got the $20,000 fine and the ban from next year’s Matador Cup.” Further “Earlier in the evening, he had a crack at a lot of people in the room (including) officials. He said things to teammates; he’s 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.”
After 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.
Light on his past:
This 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.
About Rachel Hyness:
She is a member of Australian women’s team. The 30 years old lady has played 34 ODI’s, 27 T20’s 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.