Friday, 18 October 2019 15:35

Former South Africa cricketer Gulam Bodi became the first South African sportsman to be prosecuted under the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004, which was put in place in the wake of the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal.

He was sentenced to five years imprisonment in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court.

Bodi, who played two ODIs and one T20I, was charged under the Act after being banned by Cricket South Arica for 20 years for his role in the 2015 RamSlam T20 scandal. The CSA, however, said none of the fixtures were affected by fixing after the plans to fix matches were foiled.

He was appealing the sentence.