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Boje questioned in match-fixing probe

December 11, 2007 13:11 IST

Former South African cricketer Nicky Boje was today questioned by Delhi Police in its investigation into the 2000 match-fixing scandal.

Boje reached the Delhi Police Officers' Mess accompanied by a senior official of the South African High Commission, who left once the questioning started.

The left-arm spinner reached Delhi early on Tuesday and the questioning began at around 1100 IST.

Delhi Police had issued a notice to Boje, who is playing in the Indian Cricket League Twenty20 tournament in Panchkula, to make himself available for investigation in his alleged involvement in the scandal.

Boje was asked to make himself available under Section 160 of CrPc.

The 34-year-old Boje, who retired from international cricket last year, is playing for 'Hyderabad Heroes' in the Essel Group-backed rebel series which began on November 30.

Boje, along with late South African skipper Hansie Cronje and opener Herschelle Gibbs, was at the centre of the scam and avoided touring India for cricket series on several previous occasions.

Delhi Police had intercepted Cronje's conversation with bookies in India in which he later admitted to striking deals for throwing away matches.

Boje and Gibbs were also found guilty of being a part of their captain's conspiracy in the King's Commission inquiry held in South Africa and were heavily fined but got away with just six-month bans for their involvement.

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