South African bowler Tsotsobe investigated in fixing case
South African seam bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is reportedly under investigation in a match-fixing case but he denied of all allegations charge on him. He told media that he has provided all the required documents including phone bills and bank account number to the Cricket South Africa (CSA).
“There’s a lot of speculation going around,” Tsotsobe told Wisden India. “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. I’ve given them everything they want. My phone bills, my messages, my bank accounts, everything. They said they would get back to me.”
There were also other eight players included Tsotsobe and wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile whose names were disclosed by the South Africa media in the match-fixing scandal. Earlier former South African player Gulam Bodi was banned last month for 20 years for being involved in fixing many matches in last year’s domestic T20 competitions.
Bodi, an Indian born from Gujarat, has played 2 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a Twenty20 International (T20I) in 2007 for South Africa. The 8 players included in this scandal were in the contacts of Bodi and they also took money from him but Tsotsobe and Tsolekile both denied taking money from Bodi.
Tsotsobe who has played 5 test matches, 61 one-day internationals and 23 T20 matches for South Africa and also represented his country in the last T20 world cup held in Bangladesh.