Thami Tsolekile implicates Robbie Frylinck and Vaughn van Jaarsveld in match-fixing

File image: Thami Tsolekile.File image: Thami Tsolekile.

Former Langa Cricket Club and Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Thami Tsolekile has implicated Dolphins duo Robbie Frylinck and Vaughn van Jaarsveld in match-fixing.

Tsolekile is currently serving a 12-year ban for involvement in match-fixing, which also involved former Proteas batsman Gulam Bodi.

“Gulam approached Vaughn at North West during the Africa T20 Cup. But Vaughn never disclosed anything,” Tsolekile told Marawa Sport Worldwide.

“When he was asked by lawyer David Becker and the investigation officers, he said he was approached. But the investigation team defended him because he was a white player.

“For the last five years, my financial earnings have been cut. Vaughn, for the last five years, has been earning a salary.

Frylinck was also involved in this. He did a game in the Champions League Twenty20, according to Bodi. But Frylinck, as an ex-Proteas player, he is still playing and I am not.”

Frylinck collected three T20Is in 2017 and 2018 – and remains contracted by the Dolphins. He was part of the Dolphins squad for the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 referenced by Tsolekile – and impressed against the Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore and Lahore Lions in Hyderabad, in particular.

Van Jaarsveld played two ODIs and three T20Is in 2009 – and is currently involved with the KwaZulu-Natal provincial squads in a mentoring capacity.

‘Snakes at Cricket South Africa’

Tsolekile played 160 first-class matches – predominantly for the Cape Cobras and Lions – between 1999 and 2015. This included three Tests against England and India in 2004.

Former spinner Robin Peterson, fast bowler Makhaya Ntini and batsman Boeta Dippenaar – who have all publicly commented on the Black Lives Matter movement – were among Tsolekile’s Proteas team-mates. He was captained by current CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith.

“I agree with people when they say there are snakes at Cricket South Africa. At the moment, I think the CSA institution should be banned,” added Tsolekile.

“I’ve been quietly observing the Black Lives Matters movement. I think it’s now my time to bark. It’s a sensitive issue, but I want to speak. I’m a strong character. I will bounce back.”

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5 Comments on "Thami Tsolekile implicates Robbie Frylinck and Vaughn van Jaarsveld in match-fixing"

  1. “But the investigation team defended him because he was a white player” – This guy still playing the victim. Shem.

  2. There is no excuse for fixing. It is not about race. It is about morals and protecting the integrity of the gentleman’s sport for future generations.

  3. So when is Vaughn and Robbie getting investigated?Cause if they are involved as Thami says.It will just prove another time that justice depends on the tone of your skin and not the cres you commit.

  4. i seen frylink play for the dolphins, and at times i wondered … i dont know about van jaarsveld, but i believe he may be right about frylink… maybe there is more than just a 1 off game

  5. Ivor Johannes | August 7, 2020 at 3:46 pm | Reply

    You right Greg no excuse for fixing! And Thami, face the consequences. But… Don’t tell me you don’t know about the other role players. So… Greg I suppose Thami and Bodi is not truthful? Let me inform you, this not only happens in cricket. It is rife in the workplace! Certain race groups gets protected! Ask me.
    In my soccer days when football was unified by force, a white club asked us to join them as they don’t have juniors and the new board insisted that you must have junior teams in order to register. Believe me, they needed us but they came with their vi conditions. How sick.mho

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