Kleinveldt to admit guilt

2012-03-16 12:40

Johannesburg - Cape Cobras seam bowler Rory Kleinveldt will plead guilty to doping charges, according the SA Cricketers' Association (SACA).

Traces of Cannabis were found in the player's test sample after an anti-doping test conducted in February, Saca said on Friday.

"I need to admit to having acted irresponsibly," Kleinveldt said in a statement.

"I have made a big mistake at a time when I should have known that what I was doing was wrong.

"As a person, and a professional cricketer, I need to take responsibility for this and deal with the consequences of my actions." Tony Irish, the chief executive of SACA, said Kleinveldt was "distraught".

"He knows that he has made a mistake but he is the kind of person who is prepared to front up to it and take responsibility," Irish said.

"Cannabis is a 'specified substance' on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited substances list which means that, although it is banned, it is recognised as being unlikely to have been taken for any performance enhancing reason."

Kleinveldt was handed a provisional suspension, SACA said, pending a formal anti-doping enquiry.

Kleinveldt, who turned 29 on Thursday, has played two Twenty20 International matches for South Africa.

He represented the Proteas at the World T20 tournament in the West Indies in 2010.


  • David - 2012-03-16 12:52

    This should shake a few Kiwi's worldviews. A "Japie" taking responsibility, perhaps we aren't all quite the whinging bastards they think we are

      Heiku - 2012-03-16 14:25

      I think I speak for all japies when i say f**k what they think

      Darren - 2012-03-16 14:41

      I was gonna bowl the ball…but then I got high…I-was-gonna hit that middle stump…but then I got high…da da da da da

  • Gunner - 2012-03-16 13:13

    Well done to Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar for obtaining his 100th 100....a superstar indeed

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-03-16 17:08

      Gunner why add that to this article??

  • Citizen - 2012-03-16 13:23

    smoking a joint..WTF half of the old proteas squad (remember Herschelle) were doing joints..damn thats real mother grundy stuff, if they play better i say smoke em!

  • Etienne - 2012-03-16 13:25


  • desmond.joshua2 - 2012-03-16 13:26

    how disappointing,Rory.

  • Etienne - 2012-03-16 13:28

    En ek het gedog hy het probeer cheat deur steriods te gebruik. No was dit net dagga. Regtig dagga dis nie 'n preformance enhancement drug nie dis meer preformance debilatating drug. Regtig as hulle dagga as verbode middel will maak kan hulle alkohol, paracetamol ect. ook bylas. Probeer eerder die cheats uit die game kry en los die mense wat net hulle lewe wil geniet!

  • Christopher Zoony De Croes - 2012-03-16 13:31

    hahahahaha etienne... do u know what kleinveldt looks like?!! steriods? or performance enhancers dont make u fat & an average player...

      Jenade - 2012-03-16 14:04

      if I were you I wouldnt be so quick to judge fat ppl, if anything, I'd think that you would be more sympathetic judging by the state of your wife....or maybe you scared coz she's on steroids.

      Ficadd - 2012-03-16 14:05

      Got a lot to say about fat people nah! Your girlfriend could do with some steroids!

      Heiku - 2012-03-16 14:27

      Actually steroids can make you fat

      Janice - 2012-03-16 15:26

      christopher, regardless of how"fat" you may think rory is...he's probably healthier and fitter than you are. here's food for thought - at least rory can lose his "fat" but you'll always be ugly

  • euchar.abrahams - 2012-03-16 13:33

    Legalise it damn...

  • pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-16 13:49

    In the word of Robin Williams - “Marijuana enhances many things, colors, flavors, sensations, but you are certainly not empowered. When you're stoned, you're lucky if you can find your own feet. The only way it's a performance-enhancing drug is if there's a big Hershey bar at the end of the run. Then you'll be like a Swiss ski jumper going, "I'm there!"

  • paul.ramncwana - 2012-03-16 14:05

    As a herbalist myself i find nothing wrong with him it doesn't make him a bad person. I think it even enhanced his performances he got called up for Proteas. Even the President of USA Bill Clinton had a puff and Micheal Phelps won so many gold medals and he is herbalist.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-03-16 14:08

    I said he he smoked a joint.. fool!

  • Kevin - 2012-03-16 14:20

    this is such a load of crap! If I get caught with marijuana I would be arrested! I wouldn't be under investigation for using a "performance enhancing drug" even though as a graphic designer it could be considered to be one..

  • jen.bader - 2012-03-16 14:22

    Stupid stupid boy!

  • Deon - 2012-03-16 15:12

    This happens when you are friends with Ganja. Hope he has learnt his lesson.

  • Christopher Zoony De Croes - 2012-03-16 17:29

    hahahahaha. he's not a loss to the proteas so its all good,,happy he gonna miss t20s now, doubt it id prob run rings around him coz he'd be to high :) roflmao *puff puff pass*

      Ficadd - 2012-03-18 09:33

      Start by running rings around your chick, that should take a while...

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