Former South Africa pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been formally charged with attempting to fix matches in the 2015-16 Ram Slam tournament after Cricket South Africa’s anti-corruption unit finally moved on the former South Africa international. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ এবার ফিক্সিং কেলেঙ্কারিতে নিষিদ্ধ দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকার ক্রিকেটার]
The 33-year-old, who played five Tests and 61 One Day Internationals but has not played for more than a year, faces charges relating to the South Africa domestic Twenty20 Series in 2015.
He is the seventh man to be charged by CSA following a lengthy investigation, with the likes of former Test players Thami Tsolekile and Alviro Petersen among the previous six, for a range of offences.
CSA’s investigation into the domestic tournament began in October 2015 and has since led to bans for Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumi Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati, Thami Tsolekile and Alviro Petersen.
“To date Tsotsobe has not been under any form of suspension. Under Article 4.7 of the Code, CSA has now provisionally suspended Tsotsobe from playing, coaching or otherwise being involved in any capacity in any match under its jurisdiction or that of the ICC or any other ICC member,” said a statement.