Don~~t fear the police: BCCI assures UCBSA

Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2004, 1:08 [IST]
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Kolkata :The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already assured the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) that none of its cricketers would face any police action during their forthcoming tour in connection with the match-fixing case.

A communication has been sent to the UCBSA quite some time ago on this immediately after it raised apprehensions about the issue in a letter last year, a BCCI source said in Kolkata.

The source said that the issue had been settled long ago and there was no confusion as of now.

The UCBSA had earlier written to the BCCI seeking assurance that no police action would be taken against any South African cricketer mainly Herschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boje in connection with the match-fixing expose by the Delhi Police in 2000.

The South African team was scheduled to make its first tour of India in November this year after the infamous one led by Hansie Cronje.

The names of both Gibbs and Boje had repeatedly come up during the investigations along with Cronje, who was the main accused.

The investigations by the Delhi police into the episode had later led to the startling admission of guilt by Cronje before the Kings Commission of enquiry in South Africa.

The South Africans, who would arrive in India before the Australian tour, are scheduled to play only an ODI series of seven matches.

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