Lonwabo Tsotsobe banned for 8 years for fixing
The 33 years old, Lonwabo Lennox Tsotsobe is a South African cricketer left-arm medium-fast bowler who plays for the Dolphins. On tuesday, Cricket South Africa (CSA) banned Lonwabo Tsotsobe for eight years after admitting the match-fixing in a 2015 T20 Challenge Series.
The South Africa board confirmed in a statement that the former bowler had admitted to anti-corruption code of conduct. The ban runs from 24 April 2017. In April, Tsotsobe was charged by Cricket South Africa (CSA) for several breaches of its Anti-Corruption Code relating to the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series.He was also provisionally suspended from any involvement in cricket under the jurisdiction of CSA, the ICC or any other ICC members. The charges against Tsotsobe followed a lengthy nvestigation, which started around October 2015 by CSA’s Anti-Corruption Unit.
CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said, “It is clear that he was active in plans to participate in spot fixing and hence the sanction imposed on him.”
Lonwabo Tsotsobe apologise and said, “In a very vulnerable financial state and this dilemma too easily persuaded me to participate in spot fixing.”
Tsotsobe became the seventh player to be charged with breaching Anti-Corruption Code. The previous findings saw bans imposed on Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumi Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati, Thami Tsolekile and Alviro Petersen for offences under the Code.