Alviro Petersen, 35, captain of Highveld Lions, has been charged with multiple breaches of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) anti-corruption code
Jo’burg: South African Board for Cricket (CSA) issued a statement on Saturday, post a detailed investigation informing that they have officially charged former player Petersen with match fixing.
Petersen aged 35, who currently captains the ‘Highveld Lions’ previously played for English county sides Glamorgan, Essex and Somerset, before his stint with Lancashire as a homegrown player post-retirement from international cricket in 2015.
Alviro, has been charged with multiple breaches of CSA’s anti-corruption regulations. The charges include “contriving to fix or otherwise improperly influence matches during the 2015 Ram Slam”.
The South African, who played last for Lancashire in the previous season, has been indefinitely suspended and has 14 days to respond to the charges.
Players like, Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile have previously been charged with similar bans by CSA earlier this year, for their involvement in match fixing matches in the Ram Slam.
Petersen, is currently disallowed from coaching and/or being involved whatsoever in a match under the jurisdiction of the board or that of ICC’s or any other affiliate member, as part of his suspension, till further notice said CSA.