Former Proteas batsman Petersen charged with corruption

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Former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has been provisionally suspended after he was charged with several corruption offences.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday charged Petersen after ruling that he was guilty of a string of breaches of the governing body's code of conduct relating to fixing a match or matches in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series.

The opener Alviro Petersen denied any involvement in a match-fixing scandal and rubbished reports he is under investigation earlier this year.

However, CSA has now found the 35-year-old guilty of "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 one or more Ram Slam games".

The ex-Highveld Lions captain was also deemed to have sought to accept, accepted or agreed to accept a bribe or reward to fix or contrive to fix or influence at least one match.

Among the other charges was a failure to disclose information and details of an approach or invitations to engage in corrupt conduct without delay.

Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile were all banned by CSA for offences relation to the RAM SLAM domesticTwenty20 competition.

Petersen has a fortnight to respond to the charges.