Cape Cobras captain Omphile Ramela has been suspended from their next Sunfoil Series match against Dolphins on November 3. He was found guilty of breaching CSA's code of conduct during a match against Knights on October 11, after team-mate Zubayr Hamza was given out handled the ball.
Ramela had run foul of clause 6.3.1 (f) - "using language/ a gesture that is seriously obscene, offensive or insulting to another participant or a spectator". Should he repeat the offence over the next year, he will be suspended for another game.
"I have taken into account the fact that Mr Ramela admitted the offence and has accepted that his behaviour was inappropriate," CSA Disciplinary Commissioner, Professor Rian Cloete, said.
"I am satisfied that the appropriate penalty in respect of this offence, which is a level 2 offence, is a suspension for two matches, of which one (1) match is suspended for one calendar year."