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SA players briefed on Code of Conduct

The South African cricket team, playing in the triangular one-day series, has been warned against violating the Code of Conduct on tour after one of their 'A' team players was arrested and sent home for drunken driving in Australia.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2003 22:37 IST

The South African cricket team, playing in the triangular one-day series here, has been warned against violating the Code of Conduct on tour after one of their 'A' team players was arrested and sent home for drunken driving in Australia.

The incident involved Andre Nel of the South African 'A' team currently touring Australia. The fast bowler was stopped yesterday in Tasmania by Hobart Police which dealt with the matter leniently and placed him in custody of team management instead of initiating legal proceedings.

The South African Cricket Board (UCB) said in a statement that Nel would immediately return home and face a probe into the matter by the Board's Disciplinary Committee.

Nel has also played in three Tests and seven one-day internationals.

The UCB said it felt it was necessary to caution its senior players as well of the importance of maintaining a certain code of conduct on tour.

"The team management had a marathon three-hour meeting with the players in the hotel room and briefed them about the Code of Conduct guidelines in the wake of Nel incident," a team official said.

South Africa take on India tomorrow in the triangular tournament which has hosts Bangladesh as the third team.

First Published: Apr 12, 2003 22:37 IST