CSA on Tsotsobe match-fixing claims - 'No comment'
Proteas fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has spoken to Wisden India about match-fixing claims against him.
JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has declined to comment on media reports that, former South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe, is one of the players under investigation for corruption in the domestic Ram Slam Twenty20 competition.
While Tsotsobe declined to comment to EWN Sport on the matter, he is quoted by Wisden India saying, "There's a lot of speculation going around. I'm not going to entertain anything but Cricket South Africa can do anything they need to do to check if we did any match-fixing with the people that they are investigating. So we'll wait for them and see."
The Highveld Lions bowler has not played for his franchise in the last month. Gauteng Cricket Board and Lions CEO Gregory Fredericks told EWN Sport, "I think he is doing the right thing to fully co-operate with any investigation."
It's alleged Tsotsobe entertained an offer of money to underperform in last year's competition, but he denied accepting money from Gulam Bodi, who has subsequently been banned from all cricket activities for 20 years after he admitted to contriving, or attempting to fix matches during the same tournament.
CSA would not confirm if Tsotsobe is being investigated stating, "The overall investigation is ongoing."
The 31-year-old left-arm seamer was quoted by Wisden India as saying that he was cooperating with an enquiry from CSA, into their investigation, and in the process became the 2nd person to be confirmed in this wide-ranging scandal after Gulam Bodi.
Tsotsobe declined to go into much detail about what exactly the nature of any allegations might be, referring a request for comment by Eyewitness News to CSA.