Reports: Thami Tsolekile investigated for match-fixing

Reports suggest Tsolekile was paid R75,000 to influence aspects of 2015's Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

Thami Tsolekile of the Highveld Lions. Picture: Luigi Bennett/Backpagepix.

CAPE TOWN - Former Proteas and current Highveld Lions wicketkeeper, Thami Tsolekile, has reportedly been named as one of the players under investigation in the ongoing match-fixing case that's rocked South African cricket.

His alleged involvement follows hot on the heels of CSA's confirmation last week that former Proteas batsman Gulam Bodi is the 'intermediary' who has been charged under its anti-corruption code for contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 Ram Slam T20.

The Guardian has reported that Tsolekile is alleged to have been paid at least R75,000 to influence aspects of last year's Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

Tsolekile captained the Highveld Lions in the tournament and, according to Cricket South Africa's anti-corruption code, could face a minimum five-year ban if found guilty of wrongdoing.

At least one more former South Africa player is believed to be under investigation, while four other domestic cricketers are facing possible charges of failing to report approaches.

Last week, Bodi was named as the intermediary and was charged by Cricket South Africa in December for allegedly offering players money for underperforming.