Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday announced that it was former international player Gulam Bodi, who acted as “intermediary” for “contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series”. Bodi has been charged under CSA’s Anti-Corruption Code.
CSA said Bodi, who played two ODIs and one T20 for South Africa in 2007, has been provisionally suspended under Article 4.7.1 of the Code. Bodi also represented Dolphins, Titans, Lions, and IPL team Delhi Daredevils.
“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,” he said
Bodi’s provisional suspension means that he 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.
In accordance with the provisions of the Code, CSA will not comment publicly on the specific facts of this matter as the case is pending.
CSA’s announcement came exactly one month after it admitted that it had charged an ‘intermediary’ for corruption in domestic cricket, but did not name anyone. “The intermediary, who has been provisionally suspended under Article 4.7.1 of the Code, will now be required to respond to the charges via CSA’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit,” CSA had said on 15 December.
CSA, as is the case with all the other international cricket Boards, is a signatory to the “Keep Cricket Clean” vision of the ICC which envisages the provision of a co-ordinated and effective world-wide capability to protect all cricket played under its auspices.