Nel banned for dissent

2010-04-28 14:17

London - Surrey paceman Andre Nel has been given a two-match ban in England's domestic 40-over competition following a display of dissent over an umpire's decision in Sunday's win over Lancashire.

The South African pace bowler earned three penalty points which, when added to six he had incurred over the previous two years, triggered an automatic suspension under the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) discipline code.

He is banned from any cricket under the ECB's jurisdiction until May 4, which will mean he misses both of Surrey's 40-over matches over the upcoming holiday weekend.

Nel, 32, retired from international cricket last year.


  • Dutchman - 2010-04-28 14:24

    He needs to go for anger management.

  • gmk - 2010-04-28 14:38

    Nah he needs a frontal lobotomy. Not sure how this plonker ever got to represent the Proteas

  • Moekie - 2010-04-28 14:38

    Then he wondered why he was dropped from the S A side. I agree he needs anger management, to deal with his issues.

  • Gemsbok - 2010-04-28 14:52

    He is a good bowler if he can only learn not to be so aggresive. It is a real petty.

  • LUMP OF COAL - 2010-04-28 14:52

    Love this guy .... never just going through the motions like others do .....remember the Allan Donald incident ???

  • Michael Bowery - 2010-04-28 15:01

    Long overdue. He needs to grow up and get over the tantrums of his childhood when refused something he was shouting for. He's a bit of an embarrassment really so thank the Lord he's in the Protea side.

  • burtfred - 2010-04-28 15:06

    Maybe Nel needs anger management, but some cricket umpires need cricket 101 lessons and new glasses.

  • ANDRE - 2010-04-28 15:06

    I beg to differ from the above comments. I loved his aggressivness when bowling, batting or fielding. Although Cricket is a so-called "gentlemans game", there must be some aggressiveness in a fast bowler. He needs to bowl with speed, try to legally "decapitate" the batsman with lethal bouncers and also do not forget the verbal part, especially when he is supported by the wicket keeper. It is also called intimidation. You go Nellie!!

  • Christopher - 2010-04-28 15:08

    WHAT A HAS BEEN - a disgrace to SA cricket - hope he stays there forever and ever.

  • Rocco - 2010-04-28 15:09

    I dont agree. Nel is a "fiery gutsy" player, not easily intimidated, and brings his own measure of intimidation onto the field.Disrespect him at your peril! Just the kind of player you need when playing the Ausies for example. If we had more Nel's in the team, we may even win a 50 limited overs world cup one day, and then we wouldn't feel so embarrassed anymore.

  • bok4life - 2010-04-28 15:10

    Haha! Nel is a chop! GMK - Well Said!

  • Di - 2010-04-28 15:16

    And of course, none of you have sat on the sidelines and not lost it over an umpiring/refereeing decision. How very noble ....

  • AL - 2010-04-28 15:21

    I actually like it!! The whole `gentlemans game` is so outdated. It just makes the game a bit more interesting to watch.

  • stuart - 2010-04-28 15:27

    we need more fast bowlers with attitude that is the world of fast bowling

  • Nel Fan - 2010-04-28 15:37

    I liked watching Nel and his antics, but because he shows his elation in a different way to others when he has taken a wicket, he needs anger management - I don't think so. I agree with Rocco......

  • billyg123za - 2010-04-28 15:38

    @gmk And you consider yourself as ?

  • Paul - 2010-04-28 15:40

    never forget Nel's spell against Australia.. when was giving the australian tail the "stare" .. then Lee got hold of him in SA's innings and attacked his body with a few short balls... with a stare of his own !! what chop !

  • Freddy - 2010-04-28 15:55

    All you woosies, a bit of aggression on a cricket pitch never hurt anyone!!!.

  • cricket lover - 2010-04-28 16:23

    I don't understand how someone like Nel can get so many chances to play and was even selected for the national team when there are so many other cricketers worthy of a shot. Only in SA [sigh]

  • Biffo - 2010-04-28 16:42

    All hail to the hoof n poof!

  • heiku - 2010-04-28 18:22

    Go Nel! Cricket needs people like Nella to keep it interesting!

  • Lloydster(uk) - 2010-04-28 20:54

    Ja Nellie is too woes for these poms here, they take it personally. Its a pity coz it adds some spice to some rather boring cricket at times. Best he plays for Soweto next time

  • da Pappa - 2010-04-28 21:50

    Its amazing how a bunch of REAL chops and plonkers like gmk, Moekie, Michael Bowery (bet you none of them has ever played any form nor any level of the game) can be so judgemental. You judgementals, I challenge you to respond honestly to billyg123za's question and wow us with your cricketing prowess. Ever pondered why Surrey would contract a "chop" and a "plonker" like Nella three years in a row?

  • pdw - 2010-04-28 22:58

    You muppets! How many games did you play for the Proteas? Well, Nella played 36 tests and 79 ODI's. You can't take Brain Lara's wicket 8 times by being a plonker! And over a hundred wickets in both versions. If you ever even watched cricket, you'd know that you're full of it! Go Nella!

  • chosen1 - 2010-04-29 12:39

    NEL is just brillian the fury he brings with his good bowling,he jus makes the sport even more exciting to watch in any format of the game, and yes players like him is realy needed in the game,as times are changing and so does the game,and those english chops should adapt> NEL should play in the ipl i think he would be a great entainer there

  • JT - 2010-10-05 11:14

    Good riddance to the biggest chop on the butcher s block...who honestly would want to hire a persdon of such questionable moral and sporting integrity...

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