Former South Africa Batsman Gulam Bodi Banned 20 Years for Fixing

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Gulam Bodi has scored over 10,000 runs across first-class, List A and T20 cricket.

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Centurion, South Africa: Former South Africa batsman Gulam Bodi has been banned for 20 years by his country’s cricket board for attempted match-fixing.

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat announced the sanction on Monday.

He says investigators believe Bodi was caught in the “planning stage” with regard to trying to fix domestic games in South Africa late last year. However, Lorgat says the investigation is ongoing, and could take “weeks, months or even years.”

Bodi played two one-day internationals and a Twenty20 game for South Africa in 2007.

The investigation re-opens wounds in South Africa following the Hansie Cronje scandal, when the former test captain was banned for life for fixing in 2000.


Source: NDTV

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