Indian-born Bodi named as player involved in match-fixing
Indian-born former South Africa batsman Gulam Bodi was on Thursday named as the player charged with involvement in match-fixing during the country’s domestic T20 competition last year. Cricket South Africa confirmed that Bodi, who was in IPL side Delhi Daredevils’ squad in 2012, has been charged under CSA’s anti corruption code for “contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series”. Bodi, now 37, played in two ODIs for South Africa, both against Zimbabwe, in 2007. He played in a single Twenty20 International against the West Indies the same year. He was a member of South Africa’s squad for the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007, although he did not play in a single game. Bodi was born in Hathuran (Gujarat) in India and his family moved to South Africa when he was a teenager. He also played for the South Africa Under-19 side in the World Cup in 1998.
“Following our probe 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 Haroon Lorgat.