Parnell released from South Africa squad to attend Mumbai court hearing

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“Wayne has expressed no wrongdoing so we hope that the case can be concluded as soon as possible”

South Africa left-arm pace bowler Wayne Parnell has been released from the national team to attend a court hearing in Mumbai for his drug-related charges during the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Parnell has denied any wrongdoing and was released on bail following a court hearing in Mumbai last year.

With Parnell having flown to India, it means that he will not be available for South Africa’s World Twenty20 match against Netherlands in Chittagong on March 27.

“Wayne has been called to appear before the court in India purely for procedural purposes in relation to the courts ongoing administration of the case concerned,” Parnell’s manager, Donne Commins, said. “Our understanding is that there will be no substantive enquiries made of him at the hearing, nor will the matter be progressed otherwise than as a matter of procedure.”

South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee added: “We were made aware before the T20 World Cup that Wayne would have to travel to India to appear in court as a matter of procedure and we have made provision for this in our planning.

“It’s unfortunate to lose him for a game in the middle of an important tournament him but we must respect the law. Furthermore, Wayne has expressed no wrongdoing so we hope that the case can be concluded as soon as possible.”

One thought on “Parnell released from South Africa squad to attend Mumbai court hearing

  1. South Africa must have missed Parnell today. They Won but not like they used to. It was close. If it hadn’t been Netherlands carelessness, today was not south africa’s day.

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