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Gulam Bodi accused of being the South African cricketer charged with match-fixing

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Gulam Bodi seems to be the intermediary in the scandal

Gulam Bodi is being pointed as the intermediary in the match fixing scandal. Cricket South Africa had stated that an intermediary has been charged under its anti-corruption code with "contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects" of the 2014-2015 Twenty20 competition, the Ram Slam T20 challenge.

The charges also include "failing, or refusing without compelling justification, to cooperate with an investigation carried out by an anti-corruption official."
Gulam Bodi is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm chinaman bowler. He is a Indian-born South African cricketer who has played at Under-19. T20 and ODI level.
He had played two ODIs and one T20 for South Africa in 2007. He retired from cricket in 2015.
It is reported that some other players involved in the scandal could face mitigated charges of failing to report an approach. A breach of that carries a ban of up to five years if found guilty.
"Our attitude to corruption will always be one of zero tolerance and we are confident that we have the necessary structures in place to effectively deal with any corrupt activity," said Haroon Lorgat, the CSA chief executive, in December.
"We will relentlessly pursue under our code and the law of the land any persons we believe to be involved in corrupting the game and, with assistance from the police, we will also seek criminal prosecution."
Bodi is being investigated of attempting to influence players to "spot fix" during the 2015 Ram Slam tournament. He has not been criminally charged yet, but it has been reported that he's being investigated by the South African police service.
Cricket South Africa is also conducting an internal investigation. The intermediary was also charged with failing or refusing to co-operate with the investigation.
Cricket writer and commentator Neil Manthorp has stated that the ringleader of the scandal is a former national player. He went on to say that the master mind will almost certainly face prison time for his transgressions.
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