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CricketAlviro Petersen charged with match-fixing by CSA

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) said Saturday they have charged former batsman Alviro Petersen with match-fixing following a lengthy and ongoing investigation.

Petersen, 35, captain of Highveld Lions, has been charged with multiple breaches of CSA’s anti-corruption code.

The charges include “contriving to fix or otherwise improperly influence matches during the 2015 Ram Slam”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Alviro Petersen of Somerset celebrates after reaching his century during the LV County Championship match between Surrey and Somerset at the Kia Oval on April 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

The South African batsman, who played for Lancashire last season, has been provisionally suspended and has 14 days to respond to the charges.

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hikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile were all handed lengthy bans by CSA earlier this year for their part in attempting to fix matches in the Ram Slam.

Petersen previously played for English county sides Glamorgan, Essex and Somerset, before joining Lancashire as a non-overseas player after he retired from internationals in 2015.

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