Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that former Proteas, Dolphins, Titans and Lions cricketer, Gulam Bodi, is the intermediary who has been charged under its Anti-Corruption Code.
Bodi has been charged with contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series.
“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.
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“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.”
Bodi has been provisionally suspended under Article 4.7.1 of the Code. The provisional suspension means that Bodi will not play a part in any capacity in a match or any other kind of function, event or activity that is authorized, organized, sanctioned, recognized or supported in anyway by CSA, the ICC, a National Cricket Federation or any member of a National Cricket Federation.
CSA suspended Bodi in December, but they did not name him. He has been charged on two counts. The first: involvement with match-fixing and the second: for failing or refusing to co-operate with an investigation that is carried out by the designated anti-corruption officers.
A legal case is also being prepared against numerous other players for failing to report corrupt activity.
Keeping in mind the provision of the Code, Cricket South Africa will not be giving out any specifics or statements regarding the progress of the case, as it is still pending.
Bodi, who last played franchise cricket in January 2015, was not a part of the Lions' squad for the Ram Slam competition and has been an occasional commentator on domestic cricket for SuperSport.