Lonwabo Tsotsobe once the number one bowler in ICC One Day International Rankings, has been bamned for 8 years, under the Cricket South Africa – Anti Corruption Code. 

In a media press released by CSA, Tsotsobe has been charged with the following: 

Contriving to fix or otherwise improperly influence, or being party to a scheme in which attempts would be made to fix or otherwise improperly influence, a match or matches in the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series;
• Seeking to accept, accepting or agreeing to accept a bribe or reward to fix or contrive to fix or influence improperly a match or matches in the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series;
• Failing to disclose the receipt of a gift or payment that he knew or ought to have known was given to him to procure a breach of the Code or that was made in circumstances that could bring him or the sport of cricket into disrepute;
• Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the Code
“Lobsy” as he was known by his Protea teammates, has not been under any suspension to date. After the CSA Media Release, he is now provisionally suspended from playing, coaching or being involved in any capacity or that of the ICC or any other ICC member. 

CSA will not make any further comments regarding this matter.


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