SA Board seeking assurances October 15, 2004

Boje and Gibbs respond to Indian police's questions

Wisden Cricinfo Staff

Nicky Boje and Herschelle Gibbs have answered and returned the questionnaires sent by the Delhi Police as part of ongoing investigations into match-fixing and corruption during the 1999-2000 South Africa tour of India.

United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) said in a statement that Gerald Majola, its chief executive, has sent the players' responses to the Indian high commission in Pretoria for forwarding to the police. The statement quashed rumours that Boje and Gibbs, after receiving assistance from the South African Cricket Players Association, may not have responded fully to the questions.

The questionnaire was sent after repeated requests from the UCBSA for clarity over whether Boje and Gibbs were to going to be arrested if they were to tour India as part of the South Africa's squad.

Majola reiterated that the board would co-operate with the police's ongoing investigation and stressed that it would continue to seek clear and binding assurances that should the two players travel to India, they will not face detention.

The squad will depart for India on November 11.