Bosman a poor role model

2010-10-14 16:24

Johannesburg - Nashua Dolphins batsman Loots Bosman has been suspended for one SuperSport Series match suspended until the end of the 2010/11 SuperSport Series competition following a Cricket South Africa (CSA) disciplinary hearing.

Bosman was reported by the match umpires and referee for an alleged breach of clause 6.2.1 (b) of the Code of Conduct in that he “abused cricket/ground equipment”. It was reported that when he was bowled by Ryan McLaren, he had flattened the rest of the stumps with his bat.

He was also considered to have breached clause 1.5.2 of the Code of Conduct in that his behaviour is seen as unbecoming or detrimental conduct which could bring CSA or the game of cricket into disrepute.

The alleged incident occurred during the SuperSport Series match between the Dolphins and the Knights at the Diamond Oval, Kimberley, from September 30 to October 3.

The evidence of the match report was left unchallenged and Bosman was found guilty as charged.

“As a nationally contracted player the behaviour of Mr Bosman is unacceptable,” commented CSA Disciplinary Commissioner Professor Rian Cloete.

“The abuse of cricket/ground equipment has drawn strong criticism from members of the public who watch the game and it constitutes a poor example to youngsters many of whom model their conduct on what they see. Cricket South Africa has made it known that infractions of the Code will be severely punished.

“I take into account the fact that he admitted the offence and offered his sincere apology. However, having taken all factors into account, it is important that an effective penalty be imposed.”


  • Spataar - 2010-10-14 16:34

    What clause in the code of conduct did Andre "it was only 2 to 3 times " Nel breach?

  • Arthur - 2010-10-14 16:49

    PLus he gets a free ride into the Protea team. Very sad

  • Dave Cohen - 2010-10-14 17:30

    Loots Bosman? Apart from Kallis, Boucher, Amla, Morkel and AB De Villiers the rest of the Proteas don't add up to much. There are too many below standard premadonnas in our side. Dale Steyn unfortunately has gone the same way as Smith and company. Thank goodness my son is out of his teens and does not have to look up to these premadonnas.

  • Digby - 2010-10-14 17:32

    This is hardly that big a deal. He was disappointed. @Arthur. Free ride? The guy has been amongst the very best T20 performers. Want proof? He averages 28 and has a strike rate of 156 in international T20s. AB de Villiers averages 25 and has a strike rate of 125.

  • Malman - 2010-10-14 17:39

    He's the twofir: a poor role model and a very poor batsman. Question to the selectors: do you honestly believe he's batting better than Davie Jacobs? If yes, you're terribly stupid if no than please accept that quotas are part of cricket and stop saying your pick the team on merit.

  • Cire - 2010-10-14 17:57

    Surely spitting the dummy, and throwing all your toys out of the cot, in such an absurd fashion deserves more than a suspended one match ban?

  • @Dave Cohen - 2010-10-14 19:08

    Oh boohoo, good grief there are some really dumb people in South Africa

  • Rory Brown - 2010-10-14 19:12

    Wow! A one match suspended ban.That is an "effective penalty." What a joke!!!

  • IZ IT @ DAVE COHEN - 2010-10-15 08:03


  • blou bul - 2010-10-15 09:39

    @is it, duminy a super player and world class? maybe you must change the type of papsak you suip fisherman. he made one extremely lucky century against a weakened aussie team and now he is forever a hero, smells like a kwota issue here, the rest especially alviro is very good

  • Happybloke - 2010-10-15 10:36

    @Dave Cohen Suur pruime ou maat, Smith is defiantly not in your league or class no mate he is better. get a life bud . What is the beef with Duminy he did not make a lucky century he made 166 runs mate an innigs that gave us the match in Melbourne, get a pair of new specticals or a new tely mate. Stop abusing the Cape boys , I am a Bluebull as well, but you have to admit your making stupid remarks grow up mate This incident has to do with Bosmann and no one else yes he done the wrong thing he is not a Protea superstar he is in the team due quta that is obvious and he was punished. Bosmann is no role players but he is still a SA cricketer and I belive he will overcome this diccipline problem.

  • Happybloke - 2010-10-15 10:41

    Hougaard is a great player wing or scrumhalf and is deffiantly a great player for the future. Bulls has what it takes to lift the Cup

  • tracerZa - 2010-10-15 10:53

    @ Dave Cohen....... You have sons??? How drunk was the woman that procreated with you???

  • Daine - 2010-10-15 12:21

    Thank goodness that it was an 'Alleged'. He can appeal against that. Oh, but look at the footage and ask the ones who watched it. It was an incident. Just a minor rant at the silly use of the English Language

  • Theo - 2010-10-15 12:23

    This headline is sensationalist in nature. The guy was merely frustrated, it's not like he donnerd the other oke with his bat.

  • Paulie - 2010-10-15 12:46

    these people who try to defend Loots' actions: Have you watched the game? I did and I was disgusted, as were a lot of others as well. And it wasn't his first transgression. I think he's a very talented player, but it seems to me that his ego is - at present - too big for a mere cricket pitch. He better come down to earth quickly, or his career is going to end before it has properly started. He got off very lightly. Incidentally, he IS no role model at present.

  • Kaballas - 2010-10-15 12:46

    Nog `n Cheetah wat die manne van natal gekoop het. Is daar enige iets unieks uit Durban uit??? Ek dink nie so nie... Seker net die land se president....

  • Duminy Suck - 2010-10-15 13:47

    Lets not ravel in performance against minnows. Let him do it consistantly for 2 years then make a judgment. He is limited as a batsmen and the Ausies and Poms will continue to expose him.

  • Raj - 2010-10-15 16:17

    Goodness gratious me...we watch rugby and then we are fine with brutish behavious, but let the "coloured guy" flatten some stumpps and all hell breaks loose in SA....the cricketing authorities should focus on more serious problems like match fixing.....Loots focus!

  • Comrade - 2010-10-15 17:02

    CSA would do well not to irrate the powers that be...or do they really want the sports ministry to tell them exactly what to do???This commissioner, Professor Rian Cloete should go home and die peacefully or go live on a farm full of rhino's so we can hunt him as well...

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