Thami Tsolekile named by UK newspaper in cricket match-fixing investigation
Wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile‚ the Highveld Lions captain who previously played three Tests for South Africa‚ has been named by a British newspaper in the match fixing scandal currently being investigated by officials.
The Guardian reported that Tsolekile is alleged to have been paid at least R75‚000 to improperly influence an aspect of last year’s Ram Slam T20 competition.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Thursday last week that former Proteas‚ Dolphins‚ Titans and Lions cricketer‚ Gulam Bodi‚ has been charged under its Anti-Corruption Code.
“Following our investigations and due process‚ we have reached a point where we can confirm that Mr Bodi is the intermediary who was charged by CSA in early December 2015 under the CSA Anti-Corruption Code‚” CSA Chief Executive‚ Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.
“Mr Bodi is presently co-operating with the CSA Anti-Corruption officials. We now await his response to the charges and the matter will take its course in accordance with the process outlined in the Code.”
Pending receipt of his response‚ Bodi has been provisionally suspended.
The provisional suspension means that Bodi may not be involved in any capacity in any match or any other kind of function‚ event or activity‚ “other than authorised anti-corruption education or rehabilitation programmes“‚ that is authorised‚ organised‚ sanctioned‚ recognised or supported in any way by CSA‚ the ICC‚ a National Cricket Federation or any member of a National Cricket Federation.