South Africa news February 4, 2016

Dolphins lift Robbie Frylinck's suspension

Robbie Frylinck had been suspended by Dolphins last week © BCCI

Dolphins allrounder Robbie Frylinck's suspension has been lifted, after the franchise confirmed that the player was available for immediate selection. Dolphins, however, did not elaborate on the outcome of the disciplinary hearing Frylinck faced on Thursday, nor the sanction meted out.

Frylinck had been suspended by the franchise last week and sat out of Dolphins' one-day cup matches against Cobras and Knights, though he could return for the clash against Lions on Friday.

"This is an exciting week for the team after our strong win in Kimberley and we can now focus our energies on the three big matches in the one-day cup," Dolphins CEO Pete de Wet said. "We now consider this matter dealt with and will not be making any more comments in this regard."

On Sunday, Dolphins had revealed that Frylinck had been suspended for an alleged assault on a fellow player, which took place on January 24 on the Kwa-Zulu Natal team bus. The Afrikaans newspaper Rapport revealed Frylinck had punched team-mate Ayavuya Myoli, an assertion the Dolphins did not deny, although they would also not confirm any names. The Dolphins said a settlement had been reached with all parties.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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