UCBSA chief apologises for his misbehaviour at Paarl
Published: Saturday, February 15, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
Drunken' Sonn under fire for swearing during match
Johannesburg: South African cricket chief Percy Sonn has issued an apology for his behaviour during the World Cup match in Paarl on Wednesday. Sonn, the president of the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA), shocked people with his language and offensive behaviour during the match between India and the Netherlands where it was claimed he was drunk. "I know that as president of the UCBSA I hold a high position of responsibility and authority and it is a position that took many years of hard work and commitment to reach. "I realise that my conduct at Boland Park on Wednesday fell short of standards which people find acceptable for a person in my position and, if I offended anyone with my behaviour, I sincerely apologise," said Sonn. "I apologise unconditionally, especially to all South Africans and to the world cricketing fraternity."