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Former South Africa batsman Gulam Bodi has submitted his plea to Cricket South Africa after he was charged with “contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series”.
“We are waiting to see if they accept it, if not it will go to a tribunal,” Bodi’s lawyer Ayoob Kaka told ESPNcricinfo.
With Kaka having said that Bodi is waiting to see if Cricket South Africa will accept his plea, it means that the 37-year-old has admitted to some of the accusations against him as a not guilty plea would not have to be accepted by the board.
Despite whatever action Cricket South Africa decide to take, they will have to hand over any evidence that may indict Bodi to the South African police services, who may opt to launch their own probe into the matter.
Cricket South Africa recently said that Bodi was co-operating with anti-corruption officials, but have since said that they are still waiting for him to provide information on the other suspects, who are currently under investigation.
It has also been confirmed that a legal case is being prepared against a number of other players as some of them, according to an insider, “accepted money to fix”, while others failed to report being approached.