Melbourne Stars' captain Shane Warne clashed with Melbourne Renegades' Marlon Samuels, grabbing the bowler's shirt and exchanging heated words. Warne appeared to be reacting to an earlier incident when Samuels appeared to impede David Hussey. In a separate scuffle, Warne hit Samuels body with a bowling effort, with Samuels throwing his bat down in protest. Warne faced three charged and was banned for one match and fined $4500. Read about the incident: http://yhoo.it/ZuugVq
Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar almost came to blows with Indian great Rahul Dravid after the bowler appeared to block the star batsman's run. The two then exchanged words in a feisty encounter in the 2004 ICC Championship Trophy encounter.
Australian bowler Dennis Lillee nearly caused a scuffle after he appeared to block Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad's walk to the crease in a Test match in 2001. The two then exchanged verbals before Lillee gave Miandad a kick, which nearly caused the Pakistani star to hit the fast bowler with his bat.
India's Harbhajan Singh became embroiled in controversy after he allegedly racially abused Australian batsman Andrew Symonds on day three of the second Test in Sydney in 2008. Singh was found guilty of using inappropriate language against the Australian and was banned for three Tests.
In one of the more disgraceful incidents in cricket history, Australian Andrew Symonds was subjected to monkey chants by a section of the crowd in India's IPCL Sports Complex during a one-day international in 2007. He was again taunted by the crowd at Wankhede Stadium barely a week later, leading to condemnation from the ICC and Australian officials.
West Indies bowler Curtly Ambrose had to be pulled away from former Australian captain Steve Waugh in an incident in the two side's third Test at the Port-of-Spain in Trinidad. Waugh had reacted to a series of bouncers from the fast-bowler Ambrose.