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April 8, 2000
The South African government is to contact the Indian government to convey the country's concerns about the match-fixing allegations levelled against four South African cricketers. Aziz Pahad, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, has assured UCBSA managing director Dr Ali Bacher that the Government would seek an explanation for reports that South African players' telephones were tapped while they were on an official cricket tour in India.
The Government is also to ask for an explanation regarding the process by which the allegations against the four players were made public. No Indian official has yet contacted the UCBSA, the players concerned or South African officials in India or in South Africa.
The UCBSA is dismayed that the integrity of South African cricket and its players has been questioned. "We remain adamant that our players have never been party to match fixing," said Dr Bacher.
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