Gibbs completes his rehab

Herschelle Gibbs has completed his rehabilitation programme and is now preparing for South Africa's one-day series in Australia.

Gibbs was ordered by Cricket South Africa to undergo an alcohol-related rehabilitation course after a number of incidents over recent years. At the weekend he finished his month-long stay at a Hout Bay clinic, near Cape Town, and then headed straight for the gym to prepare for the trip to Australia.

Gibbs's father, Herman, said his son felt the experience had been beneficial. "I was a little scared that it would perhaps cause a personality change, but he was as cheeky as always when he came out," he told Beeld.

It was tough regime for Gibbs inside the clinic, his day starting at 7am and including a lot of hiking. His mobile phone was taken away and when he switched it on after his release he had 200 missed calls and 96 messages.