Thami Tsolekile Biography
Thami Lungisa Tsolekile was born on 9 October 1980. He is a South African cricketer who has played three Test matches for South Africa as a wicketkeeper in 2004–05. He was educated in Cape Town at Pinelands High School.
In First Class cricket, Tsolekile was a regular wicketkeeper and captain of the Cape Cobras. At the beginning of the 2009/10 season, Tsolekile moved up to Johannesburg to go play for the Highveld Lions, after losing his place in the Cape Cobras side to Ryan Canning. He also played hockey for his country at international level, scoring on debut, and played football during his childhood. On 11 July 2012, Tsolekile was selected to play in South Africa’s Test squad against England.
On 8 August 2016, Tsolekile was handed a 12-year ban for his role in numerous match-fixing violations in 2015. Jean Symes (7 years), Ethy Mbhalati (10 years), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (8 years) and Pumelela Matshikwe (10 years) also received similar bans from Cricket South Africa for their involvement in the various match-fixing activities.