Tamil Diplomat

Alviro Petersen: Former South Africa batsman banned for two years

Former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has been banned for two years after admitting he attempted to cover up match-fixing by others.

But charges of match-fixing against Petersen, who has spent the past two years playing for Lancashire, were withdrawn by Cricket South Africa. It follows a lengthy investigation into South Africa’s domestic Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series competition in 2015. “I accept the punishment that CSA has imposed on me,” said the 36-year-old.

Petersen, who played the last of his 36 Test matches in January 2015 and has spent the last two English summers playing county cricket for Lancashire, admitted 13 breaches of CSA’s anti-corruption code: