South Africa news January 18, 2016

Bodi response to charges expected by mid-week

Gulam Bodi is expected to respond to CSA charges of "contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects of the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series" by mid-week. There is no indication of whether Bodi will plead innocent or guilty, but his lawyer played down the hype around the matter.

"We have got the charge sheet and we are preparing a response. We will have it done by Wednesday or Thursday this week," Ayoob Kaka, Bodi's lawyer, told ESPNcricinfo on Monday morning. "Everything is fine except that I keep getting phone calls from the media."

In a release issued by CSA last Thursday, the South African board said Bodi was cooperating with anti-corruption officials even though when he was initially suspended in mid-December, he also faced a charge of refusing to co-operate with the investigation.

A legal case is also being prepared against several other players and an insider revealed that some of them "accepted money to fix", while others failed to report corrupt activity.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent