Report: SA's Tsotsobe in fixing probe


February 26, 2016


South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is reportedly under investigation in a match-fixing case that has already seen one of the country's former international players banned for 20 years.

Tsotsobe told the Wisden India website yesterday that he had handed over his bank account and cellphone records after being asked for them by national federation Cricket South Africa.

Former South Africa limited-overs batsman Gulam Bodi was banned last month after admitting he conspired to recruit players to fix matches, or parts of matches, in South Africa's domestic Twenty20 league last year.

Documents leaked to the South African media show eight players were approached by Bodi. Media reports have named former South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile and now Tsotsobe, who are both former teammates of Bodi in domestic cricket, as two of those players.

"I've given them (Cricket South Africa) everything they want. My phone bills, my messages, my bank accounts, everything," Tsotsobe was quoted as saying by Wisden India. "They said they would get back to me."

Tsotsobe denied taking money from Bodi to fix. Tsolekile has previously denied being under investigation.

Cricket South Africa declined to comment on Tsotsobe yesterday, saying the match-fixing investigation was ongoing. CSA has declined to confirm or deny that Tsolekile is being investigated.

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