Gibbs issue not being swept under: UCBSA
Published: Thursday, May 31, 2001, 20:24 [IST]
Gibbs is facing further action because he was already under a suspended sentence of just five days more at the time of the offence. Gibbs, together with former teammate Henry Williams, was also suspended from international cricket for six months until January this year because of their involvement in match-fixing plans hatched by their former hero and captain, Hansie Cronje. Cronje has since been banned for life, but is contesting the ban in the high court. While some critics, including former South African captain Kepler Wessels, have called for serious action against Gibbs for his repeated offences, the most serious punishment he can expect if found guilty is a three-match ban. Meanwhile, Gibbs is one of 19 players who have been offered renewal contracts by the UCBSA.