Former South Africa cricketer Gulam Bodi sentenced to five years in jail for corruption

Gulam Bodi played two ODIs and one T20I for South Africa and, in 2016, was banned for 20 years for his role in attempting to fix or influence T20 matches.

Gulam Bodi playing for South Africa against Zimbabwe in a One-Day International.   -  Getty Images

Former South Africa cricketer Gulam Bodi, who played two ODIs and one T20 International, was sentenced to five years in jail on Friday after pleading guilty to eight charges of corruption.

The batsman had been banned for 20 years by the national body Cricket South Africa (CSA) for his role in attempting to fix or influence matches in the domestic T20 competition.

CSA said no fixtures were affected as the plans of Bodi and other would-be conspirators were foiled.

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Bodi handed himself over to the police last year and was sentenced by a commercial crimes court in Pretoria after multiple postponements.

He will appeal the sentence and seek an extension of his 3,000 rand (USD 202/182 euros) bail.