Former South African all-rounder Alviro Petersen has been charged with match-fixing in RAM SLAM T20 Challenge series. Petersen, pushing 36, has been booked under Cricket South Africa’s anti-corruption code.
Alviro Petersen, captain of Highveld Lions, is not the first South African international to be charged with corruption.
The charges against Petersen follow the lengthy and ongoing investigation by CSA’s Anti-Corruption Unit and the previous findings and bans imposed on Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile for offences under the Code relating to the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series.
Petersen has been charged with
·Contriving to fix or otherwise improperly influence, or being party to a scheme in which attempts would be made to fix or otherwise improperly influence, a match or matches in the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series.
·Seeking to accept, accepting or agreeing to accept a bribe or reward to fix or contrive to fix or influence improperly a match or matches in the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series;
·Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations to engage in Corrupt Conduct under the Code;
·Failure to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident or fact that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Code by another participant;
·Nine counts of failing to disclose (without unnecessary delay) accurate and complete information and/or documentation to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official;
·Obstructing or delaying the investigation by concealing, tampering with or destroying information or documentation relevant to the investigation.
Petersen has 14 days to respond to the charges. According to the anti-corruption code, Petersen has been suspended by Cricket South Africa from playing, coaching or otherwise being involved in any capacity in any match under its jurisdiction or that of the ICC or any other ICC member.