'Match-fixer' Bodi to answer to the police

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Gulam Bodi , Lions out for 9 runs during the 2014 Ram Slam T20 Challenge cricket match between Dolphins and Lions at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban ,Kwa-Zulu Natal on the 22nd of January 2014

JOHANNESBURG – Former Proteas cricketer Gulam Bodi could face criminal charges as his case of match-fixing is handed over to the SA Police Service (SAPS).

The Cricket SA (CSA) board, which met on Friday, released a statement saying the SAPS would deal with any criminal charges.

CSA on Monday banned Bodi, 37, from the game for 20 years after finding him guilty of trying to fix matches in the domestic RAM SLAM T20 tournament last year.

“The board received an update on the corruption matter and noted that the matter had been reported last year by CSA to the relevant crime unit of the SAPS, which will now deal with any criminal aspects of the investigation,” said CSA.

“The board is satisfied with the progress that has been made so far and with the lengthy ban that was imposed on Mr Bodi,” said board Chairman Chris Nenzani.

“We will strongly uphold our stance of zero tolerance on any corruption matter. The internal investigation under the CSA Anti-Corruption Code continues and we are confident that our experienced investigative team will leave no stone unturned.”

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