Cricket

Pybus disappointed by Rory

2012-03-15 19:56
Richard Pybus (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Cobras' coach Richard Pybus expressed disappointment on Thursday at the news that Rory Kleinveldt had tested positive for an unspecified substance.

The all-rounder would get all the support he needed from the team, he said.

"It's disappointing and a big loss to the team to be without him in the starting line-up," said Pybus.

"We've got three important games left and will have to reset our focus to be ready for Friday night."

The Cobras are fourth in the T20 Challenge series with a game in hand and still have a chance to qualify for the finals if they win their three remaining matches.

Pybus said he could not add much more information to the statement released earlier Thursday by the SA Cricketers' Association (SACA).

It confirmed that Kleinveldt, who played two T20 internationals for South Africa, would be withdrawn from the rest of the domestic competition as a precaution.

The World Anti-Doping Agency defines a "specified substance" as one that is "more susceptible to a credible, non-doping explanation."

While SACA would not name the substance, 29 year-old Kleinveldt can request the testing of a "B" sample.

"It's a due process which needs to be followed," said Pybus.

"But it's not very pleasant for Rory and he needs all the support he can get," he said.

Read more on:    rory kleinveldt  |  richard pybus
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
12 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
Vote

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.