Former Proteas cricketer Gulam Bodi sentenced to 5 years in prison for spot-fixing

first_img Next Former Proteas cricketer Gulam Bodi sentenced to 5 years in prison for spot-fixingGulam Bodi is the first South Africa sportsman to be imprisoned under the under the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 18:00 IST Gulam Bodi was involved in South Africa’s 2015 domestic spot-fixing scandal. (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSGulam Bodi has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonmentBodi was involved in the 2015 domestic spot-fixing scandalThe cricketer earlier pleaded guilty to eight counts of corruptionFormer South Africa cricketer Gulam Bodi has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for his involvement in South Africa’s landmark 2015 domestic spot-fixing scandal.Bodi is the first South Africa sportsman to be imprisoned under the under the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004 that came into effect after the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal.Bodi, who has played 2 ODIs and a solitary T20 match for South Africa, is appealing the case. The crickter earlier pleaded guilty to eight counts of corruption before his sentencing was delayed due to a reported lack of legal funds from his side.Good day for cricket!!!Gulam Bodi just been sentenced to 5 years in prison.He will apply for leave to Appeal and to extend bail his bail, pending the outcome of the appeal.Alviro Petersen (@AlviroPetersen) October 18, 2019Bodi was banned by Cricket South Africa for 20 years for influence aspects of the 2015 RamSlam T20 domestic tournament. After retiring from the game and as a commentator, Bodi began to offer domestic players and former team-mates money for certain actions or results during the RamSlam T20 domestic tournament.The crickter handed himself over to police in July last year and pleaded guilty on November 4, 2018.Alviro Petersen, one of the players who Bodi is said to have approached, was present at the sentencing hearing on Friday. Petersen put out a tweet after Bodi was sentenced, saying, it was a good day for cricket.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jatlast_img read more