Former South African cricketer and Highveld Lions batsman Gulam Bodi is being investigated by Cricket South Africa into match fixing.
The 37-year-old, who retired last year, was a leading figure in fixing Ram Slam matches last season. Bodi played two ODIs and a T20 for the Proteas in 2007.
Cricket South Africa revealed in December that an ongoing investigation; they had charged a perpetrator, operating as an intermediary, under its Anti-Corruption Code.
‘The intermediary has been charged with contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series and with failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to co-operate with an investigation carried out by CSA’s Designated Anti-Corruption Official,’ the CSA said.
Netwerk 24, a South African news website revealed the name of Bodi as “middleman” in the latest match-fixing scandal that hit South Africa cricket.
Bodi, 37, has scored 10,000 runs in first-class cricket in December. According to the media, Bodi has been banned from all forms of cricket. When asked for comment on the allegations, Bodi initially said “no.no, no” and later said, “no, absolutely no comment, sorry.”
Bodi has been charged under the section 4.7.1 of CSA’s Anti-corruption policy because he allegedly tried to influence players of Ram Slam to fix matches. Bodi will believe to give his cooperation in CSA’s investigation.
In a statement issued by CSA in December, Harron Lorgat said that CSA will ask for the criminal prosecution of guilty parties. According to Netwerk 24’s sources, the police are already aware of the allegations against Bodi and CSA under a legal obligation to report any allegations of corruption in the police.