Pybus disappointed by Rory

2012-03-15 19:56

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It confirmed that Kleinveldt, who played two T20 internationals for South Africa, would be withdrawn from the rest of the domestic competition as a precaution.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


  • Ben - 2012-03-15 20:35

    Some of these tests are inconclusive. Let's hope.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-03-15 20:40

    Maybe he smoked some dope!

  • Citroes - 2012-03-15 21:13

    What is steroids going to help you in cricket? Are you going to increase the speed of your run up when you bowl? Or sprint faster between the wickets? It screws up your concentration. Probably something idiotic like coke or dope.

      Gungets - 2012-03-15 21:40

      It enables you to train harder and recover quicker. Probably similar thing to Shane Warne in 1999 when he dislocated his shoulder. Take steroids to speed up recovery, then diuretics to flush the evidence from your system. Diuretics are also used to flush evidence of stimulants and other performance enhancing drugs, which is why they were banned. If I were a betting man, I would guess the diuretic.

      Heiku - 2012-03-16 09:28

      A better question is: How is recreational drug use going to help you in any sport? Still these guys get banned for smoking weed lol

  • Christopher Zoony De Croes - 2012-03-15 23:09

    doubt it was roids, too fat & slow & not a very good player. prob something he took without knowing. not a loss really, he wasnt good

      Ficadd - 2012-03-16 14:12

      Your girlfriend looks fatter and slower!

      Jenade - 2012-03-16 14:17

      his girlfriend was on roids- POINT IN CASE

  • Roy - 2012-03-16 05:00

    "If he did the crime,he must do the time" To many of our sportsman and sportswoman plead ignorance when they know that there could be a problem but carry on nevertheless.

  • Norval - 2012-03-16 07:05

    he got it from Gibbs...

      desmond.joshua2 - 2012-03-16 07:46

      norval,you are scum

  • Andre - 2012-03-16 13:22

    ... oh pious of you...'cause you have never done a silly thing..ever? Rory... you did the right thing and possibly will learn from it... good luck!

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