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Petersen admits fixing approach in Ram Slam T20

March 04, 2016 19:47 IST

Former Proteas opener Alviro Petersen revealed that he was approached to ‘fix matches’ in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, South Africa’s domestic T20 tournament.

Replying to reports which stated he was under investigation for fixing, Petersen revealed that he reported the matter to Tony Irish, South African Cricketers' Association's CEO and Louis Cole from the Anti-Corruption Security Unit three days after he was made aware of the fixing scandal, adhering to the Anti-Corruption code.

Petersen was a teammate of Ghulam Bodi (Highveld Lions), who has been suspended for match-fixing.

"I have seen some media reports about the match-fixing scandal and my name was thrown around... herewith some facts about Bodigate," Petersen posted on his Twitter account.

"As far as I'm concerned I'm under no investigation. I confirm that I reported the matter to SACA CEO Tony Irish and ACSU (Anti-Corruption Officer) Louis Cole three days after I was made aware of the fixing scandal.

"Subsequent to me reporting the matter, two other players also came forward and reported that they were approached. I told the ACSU that all I wanted was for them to stop the fixing in the Ram Slam before it happened. I was in daily communication with the ACSU after I reported the matter. They knew about my meetings and discussions with others," he added in a series of tweets.

Image: Alviro Petersen of South Africa 

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