Cricket South Africa (CSA) has charged former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen with match-fixing as part of an investigation that has already seen five players banned.
The CSA, the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in South Africa, has charged 35-year old Petersen with nine breaches of its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel.
These include contriving to fix or otherwise improperly influence a match or matches in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series, seeking to accept a bribe or reward to fix a game, and failing to report details of any approach to engage in match-fixing to officials.
The charges against Petersen are part of an ongoing investigation by the CSA’s Anti-Corruption Unit, which has already imposed bans on Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile, for offences relating to the 2015 Ram Slam Twenty20 competition.
Under Article 4.7 of the Code, the CSA has provisionally suspended Petersen from playing, coaching or otherwise being involved in any capacity in any match under its jurisdiction, or that of the ICC (International Cricket Council) or any other ICC member.
Petersen won 36 Test caps for South Africa between 2010 and 2015 and previously played county cricket in England for Lancashire, Glamorgan and Somerset. He is currently training with the Highveld Lions in South Africa. He has 14 days to respond to the charges.