Mzansi Super League

2 alleged 'match-fixers' arrested at Kingsmead

2018-12-10 20:01
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Cape Town - Two alleged match-fixers were arrested during Friday evening's Mzansi Super League encounter at Kingsmead Stadium.

According to the IOL website, the two businessmen from London bought tickets to a luxury hospitality suite in the stadium for the Durban Heat and Jozi Stars match.

The men are reportedly on an international list of alleged match-fixing offenders, who are banned from attending any cricket game in the world.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) spokesperson, Koketso Gaofetoge confirmed to the publication that the men were indeed on the list and were approached by CSA officials and then the police.

According to the men's attorney, Roy Singh the incident was "all blown out of proportion".

They were released on bail of R500 after being charged with trespassing.

This is the second 'alleged' match-fixing incident to hit South Africa's new T20 league.

Organisers confirmed to Cricinfo that two other men were arrested at the beginning of the tournament, during Paarl Rocks' home game against Tshwane Spartans at Boland Park on November 18.

CSA chief executive Thabang Moroe told the cricket website that Mzansi Super League organisers were closely monitoring spectators,  looking for those who might be relaying live information to assist gambling operations.

Moroe said anti-corruption protocols had been enhanced during the tournament and also call on fans attending games to be vigilant and to report any betting-related activities.

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