South Africa news January 30, 2016

Frylinck suspension related to assault on player

Robbie Frylinck was suspended by Dolphins on Thursday © BCCI

Dolphins allrounder Robbie Frylinck has been suspended pending a disciplinary process related to an alleged assault on a fellow player. The franchise clarified the reason for Frylinck's suspension on Saturday evening after providing no details of the sanction when it was made public on Thursday. Frylinck will face a formal disciplinary hearing next week.

In a press release, the Dolphins said the incident took place last Sunday, January 24, after the Kwa-Zulu Natal team returned from their fixtures against Boland in Paarl. "It is alleged that an argument developed in the car which was transporting the players to the airport after the provincial match they played in ended a day before it's scheduled finish," the statement read.

Frylinck has been suspended until the outcome of the hearing. He was due to rejoin Dolphins for the resumption of the one-day cup, but did not travel with the team to Cape Town.

Dolphins CEO Pete de Wet appealed for speculation to be doused until the conclusion of the disciplinary process. "De Wet stressed that it was imperative for the dignity of all the players involved to allow the disciplinary process to be completed, and warned against unsubstantiated rumours and jumping to conclusions until the outcome of the hearing is made public," the statement said.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent