Lonwabo Tsotsobe denies match fixing involvement rumours

Lonwabo Tsotsobe denies match fixing involvement rumours
Tsotsobe is Bodi’s former domestic teammate and the 31-year-old has denied his involvement while revealing that he is fully co-operating with authorities who are investigating the case.
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South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has denied any involvement in the match fixing scandal involving former teammate Gulam Bodi.

In January, Cricket South Africa (CSA) revealed that Bodi was caught and charged in the match fixing scandal uncovered during the domestic Twent20 competition.

Bodi, who is now serving a 20-year ban had allegedly approached eight players in an attempt to affect the outcome of the games.

Tsotsobe is Bodi’s former domestic teammate and the 31-year-old has denied his involvement while revealing that he is fully co-operating with authorities who are investigating the case.

"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."

Further adding that he has spoken to the coach of his team, Tsotsobe stated that there was no need to explain to any other person.

"I just feel that there's a lot that's going on in my life.

“I've spoken to the coach and he's the one who gave me the time off.

“I don't have to explain myself to any other person.

“If the CEO and the coach know, then I think I'm cool.”

The CSA, however has refused to make any comment on the involvement of Tsotsobe or the ongoing investigation into the match fixing scandal.

Between 2009 and 2013, Tsotsobe played 61 One-Day Internationals for South Africa and picked 94 wickets and was the top ranked bowler in the format in the year 2012.

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