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Bodi failed to fix Ram Slam matches

CSA confirmed matches Gulam Bodi attempted to fix in the Ram Slam competition weren’t corrupted.

Former Proteas player, Gulam Bodi, has been charged under CSA's Anti-Corruption Code. Picture: Facebook.
CSA,Haroon Lorgat,Gulam Bodi
Local Sport

JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa (CSA)’s CEO Haroon Lorgat has confirmed that matches Gulam Bodi attempted to fix in the Ram Slam competition were, in fact, not fixed.

Bodi was slapped with a 20-year ban from all cricket-related activities for contriving to fix or improperly influence last year's domestic T20 matches.

The former Proteas batsman has pleaded guilty.

LISTEN: Update on Bodi's suspension.


Lorgat says Bodi was caught in the planning stages of his match-fixing attempts, adding that none of the Ram Slam matches were corrupted.

It’s believed Bodi approached several players in the domestic franchises but his advances were rejected.

Lorgat says they managed to prevent any fixing with the help of some players.

“It’s suspension on the condition that he commits no further offenses under the code and demonstrates to CSA’s reasonable satisfaction that he has actively participated in corruption related player education programmes when asked to do so.”

Five years of Bodi's 20-year ban have been suspended on condition that he participates in corruption-related player education programmes.

CSA’s CEO added that Bodi made a full confession and the body was swift with its response.

“Our attitude to corruption will always be one of zero tolerance. There is no doubt that Mr Bodi’s actions have threatened the integrity and image of the game that we love and he must be handed a strong punishment.”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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