Indian cops likely to quiz Gibbs
by Cricketarchive Staff Reporter

Player:HH Gibbs, WJ Cronje

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 squad.


Police said if necessary he could be asked to travel to the Indian capital for questioning.