Alviro Petersen, who portrayed himself as the whistle-blower in the recent Ram Slam T20 match-fixing scandal, has been charged for his part in the affair.
Cricket South African investigators recently secured the banning of four players for attempting to fix matches, and said at the time that investigations into other players were continuing. Petersen, told SACricketmag.com in March, how the mastermind of the scandal, Gulam Bodi, had been caught. In a statement in July, he angrily distanced himself from the scandal after continuous speculation into his role.
Cricket South Africa acknowledged on Saturday morning that the former Proteas and Highveld Lions batsman had been charged with ‘ several breaches of its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel’.
Among these are:
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 under the provisions of the Code.
The four players, Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile, recently received bans between seven and 12 years.
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