South African left-arm spinner Nicky Boje has been summoned for questioning by Indian police in connection with the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal, senior crime branch officers said Wednesday.
"We have issued a notice to Nicky Boje but no dates have been fixed on which he should appear before us," New Delhi police crime branch chief Madhu Tiwari said of the 2000 incident that rocked the sport.
"Further communications, if any, will be sent by us either through the South African high commission (embassy) in Delhi or through diplomatic channels," a top crime branch official told AFP on condition he was not named.
"We want to know how much Nicky Boje is acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case," he said.
Boje retired from international cricket last year and is currently playing in the rebel Indian Cricket League in Panchkula, a tiny town near the northern city of Chandigarh, which ends December 16.
Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said the summons was sent earlier Wednesday to Boje in Panchkula.
Bhagat said the legal summons sent to Boje made it compulsory for him to make himself available for questioning.
Compatriot Herschelle Gibbs, who was also named in the scandal, was questioned by New Delhi crime branch detectives when he flew to India for the Champions Trophy in October 2006.
Boje skipped two tours of India after failing to obtain an iron-clad assurance that he would not be detained by police.
Implicated in the same scandal was former South Africa captain, Hansie Cronje, who received a life ban before dying in a plane crash in 2002.
Delhi police say they recorded Cronje's telephone conversations with bookies in India in which the former skipper struck deals to throw one-day matches.
Boje and Gibbs were also found guilty of being a part of their skipper's conspiracy in a public enquiry held in South Africa. They were fined and banned for six months.