Indian cops likely to quiz Gibbs
by Cricketarchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 6th October 2006
South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs is likely to be questioned by
Indian police over a 2000 match-fixing scandal during the Champions
Trophy that starts on Saturday.
The 32-year-old, who has played 79 Tests, had admitted accepting money
from disgraced former captain Hansie Cronje to score fewer than 20 runs
against India in a one-dayer during their 2000 March-April tour. He
subsequently scored 74 runs and said he had forgotten about his
deal, but was suspended and fined.
As Gibbs is a co-accused his questioning by us is logical, said a
police official handling the case.
Gibbs is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai accompanied by a South African
lawyer on October 10, four days after the rest of the South African
Police said if necessary he could be asked to travel to the Indian
capital for questioning.