CHENNAI: Former South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile has been named as the cricketer who is under investigation for alleged involvement in match-fixing, the English daily Guardian reported on Tuesday. Tsolekile, who made his Test debut in India 12 years back, seems to have taken 75,000 South African rands for influencing a result in their domestic T20 tournament last year. He was captaining Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam T20 and according to Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) anti-corruption code, could face a ban of five years if charges are proved.
The daily also reported that there is at least one more former national player who is invovled in the match-fixing saga, which has drawn similarities with former captain Hansie Cronje.
Last week, Indian-origin Gulam Bodi was charged by CSA for allegedly attempting to recruit players for the Ram Slam T20 scam.