• Bodi offered SA players big money

    Gulam Bodi allegedly offered four Proteas players and four other players from provincial franchises up to R800 000 a game to fix matches in last year’s Ram Slam T20 tournament.

    CSA confirmed that Bodi, a former Proteas, Dolphins, Titans and Lions cricketer, was the ‘intermediary’ charged under its Anti-Corruption Code.

    The Saturday Star claimed that the four Proteas and four other players from provincial franchises were offered the money to suit an international betting syndicate.

    In some cases the players’ efforts would have been confined to just one over. Bodi himself apparently stood to make as much as R150 000 in ‘commission’ for a successful fix.

    On legal advice, the Saturday Star did not reveal the names of the four Proteas – who are not part of the current national squad – or the others who were approached.

    In the meantime Bodi’s lawyer, Ayoob Kaka, told ESPNCricinfo his client would be responding to the allegations by ‘Wednesday or Thursday’.

    ‘We have got the charge sheet and we are preparing a response,’ Kaka said.

    It is understood that all eight players turned down the advances from Bodi, and that no match-fixing had taken place in the Ram Slam tournament.

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