CSA bans 4 players for role in match-fixing

The banning of these four players follows lengthy investigations by Cricket South Africa.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has banned four players for their role in match-fixing during the 2015 RamSlam T20 season.

Thami Tsolekile has been banned for 12 years. Pumelela Matshiwe and Ethy Mbhalati have both been banned for 10 years and Jean Symes has been banned for seven years for failing to disclose details of an approach to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.

All four were also found guilty of failing to disclose the full details of matters evidencing a breach of the Code by another participant; and failing to co-operate with the investigators by knowingly providing false information to them.

CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat, announced the four players admitted guilt for their role in the match-fixing with banned former Proteas batsman Gulam Bodi.

"It is our stated position that any form of corruption in the game will be dealt with severely. We will leave no stone unturned and we will do everything in our power to protect the integrity of the game.

"Corruption is a very serious matter and for this reason we have devoted extensive time and resources to fully investigate every shred of evidence. We are still finalising certain aspects of the investigation."

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