Citizen Reporter
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20 Jan 2016
8:00 am

Tsolekile fingered in match-fixing scandal

Citizen Reporter

"I don't know anything about that and I don't want to comment on anything about that" the player said.

Thami Tsolekile | Picture Supplied

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile has been implicated in foreign media reports as one of the South African cricketers allegedly involved in a domestic match-fixing scandal.

According to a report in British newspaper The Guardian on Tuesday, Tsolekile was accused of being one of numerous players who were apparently under investigation.

He was allegedly paid “at least R75 000” to influence last year’s domestic Ram Slam T20 series, during which he captained the Highveld Lions.

“I don’t know anything about that and I don’t want to comment on anything about that,” Tsolekile told the newspaper.

Former international batsman Gulam Bodi was revealed last week as the “intermediary” charged by Cricket SA for luring players into the scandal.

Bodi was charged with contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of last season’s Ram Slam campaign.

The national federation said it would not comment further on the matter as the case was still pending.

Bodi’s lawyer told cricinfo.com the retired player was expected to respond to charges later this week.