Former chief executive of South African cricket board Dr Ali Bacher on Tuesday firmly stated that spinner Nicky Boje, alleged to have been involved in the match-fixing scandal, is innocent of any wrongdoing.
Bacher also said the scandal that blighted cricketâ€™s good name six years ago, was the biggest crisis to have affected the game in its long history and he was happy the game had come out of it.
Bacher, who is in India as a consultant for electronics display firm Stellavista and is negotiating with Indian centres organising the matches in the ICC Champions Trophy to sell giant TV display screens and scoreboards, also came out in support of having a playersâ€™ representative in cricket administration.
Asked specifically about South African opener Herschelle Gibbs, who served out a one-year ban for match-fixing related activities, and Boje, Bacher said the latter had no part in the scandal.
â€œBoje was innocent. I know that for a fact. When it (the scandal) all broke, Gibbsâ€™s body language was not good. Boje was fine. I can read people. He was innocent,â€ said Bacher in an interview.
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