Former Proteas, Lions player Gulam Bodi suspended, charged with match fixing

By Ahmed Areff, News24

Johannesburg – Former Proteas and Lions player Gulam Bodi is apparently a key figure in the investigation into the latest cricket match-fixing scandal, Netwerk24 has reported.

It reported that three sources had confirmed he was being investigated. It also said he had been provisionally suspended in December.

News24 has also independently confirmed that Bodi is being investigated.

It was previously reported that the “intermediary” in the ongoing Ram Slam T20 match-fixing case is a former Proteas player.

In mid-December 2015, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed that its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit had charged a perpetrator – operating as an intermediary – under its Anti-Corruption Code for contriving to “fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of last year’s tournament”.

In addition, the “intermediary” was also charged with failing or refusing to co-operate with the investigation.

The tournament, which ran between November 1 and December 12 2015, was won by the Titans who beat the Dolphins by seven wickets in a one-sided final at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

CSA has remained tight-lipped over the identity of the individual to date, but according to respected cricket writer and commentator Neil Manthorp, the ringleader is a former national player – who is almost certain to face prison time for his actions. – News24

Source: http://www.sport24.co.za/Cricket/gulam-bodi-apparently-the-key-figure-in-cricket-match-fixing-scandal-report-20160114

Bodi suspended, charged with match-fixing – CSA

Cape Town – Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that former Proteas, Dolphins, Titans and Lions cricketer, Gulam Bodi, is the intermediary who has been charged under its Anti-Corruption Code.

Bodi has been charged with contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 Ram Slam T20.

“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,” said CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.

“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 under Article 4.7.1 of the Code.

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. – Sport24

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