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Gibbs to be grilled for match-fixing

Delhi Police will interrogate South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs on Thursday in connection with his alleged involvement in a match-fixing case, ahead of their Champions Trophy match.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2006 19:01 IST

Delhi Police will interrogate South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs on Thursday in connection with his alleged involvement in a match-fixing case, ahead of their Champions Trophy match.

Gibbs will be grilled by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police, Deependra Pathak, Delhi Police spokesman, told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday.

"On the 12th of this month, Herschelle Gibbs will be questioned in the investigation going on against him here in India. A Crime Branch team of Delhi Police will question him. The team will be led by a Joint Commissioner Crime," said Pathak.

The opening batsman will meet senior Delhi Police officials in the Capital four days before the former champions begin their campaign in the tournament, Pathak said.

The Delhi Police had named Gibbs in the case registered in 2000 following a cricket match-fixing probe during South Africa's tour of India that year.

Gibbs was fined and suspended for six months by the South African board after he admitted that he had agreed to under-perform in a one-day international on the tour in exchange for money.

The offer was relayed to him by then South Africa skipper Hansie Cronje, who was subsequently banned from cricket for life.

A South Africa team spokesman said the player was scheduled to arrive in India on Thursday.

The Proteas play New Zealand in their opening Pool B game in Mumbai on October 16.