ANALYSIS | Anti-Corruption chief Cole's SJN testimony tries to restore cricket's integrity

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Thami Tsolekile (R). (Gallo Images / The Times / Ruvan Boshoff)
Thami Tsolekile (R). (Gallo Images / The Times / Ruvan Boshoff)

Louis Cole started his rebuttal testimony slowly, allowing himself time to feel the wicket before getting into some heavy-hitting shots at Cricket South Africa's (CSA's) Social Justice and Nation-building (SJN) hearings on Monday.

The CSA Anti-Corruption Unit chief and lead investigator in the high-profile 2015 RAM SLAM T20 competition match-fixing case desperately wanted to squash allegations made for more than a year, questioning the credibility of his and David Becker's investigation.

Cole was literally and figuratively in the middle, batting away claims made by some of those implicated former cricketers that Anti-Corruption officers acted based on race.

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