Cricket

Petersen's lawyer hits back at fixing claims

2016-07-06 11:30
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Alviro Petersen (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Proteas opening batsman Alviro Petersen reacted once again to media reports on his involvement in the T20 match-fixing probe.

The Sunday Times reported last week that several Lions players', including former Proteas players Petersen and Lonwabo Tsotsobe, were under investigation with one of them potentially serving a life-time ban.

In the article, the headline reads: Explosive report proposes bans for crooked cricketers with a sole image of the Lancashire batsman on it.

In the statement as reported by SA Cricket Magazine, Petersen's lawyer Robin Twaddle said that with no photographs of any of the other players supposedly investigated, "clearly, the intention was to create the impression that Alviro Petersen is the player facing the lifetime ban."

Petersen has been quite vocal on Twitter about not being under investigation once the news broke earlier this year that his Lions team-mate Gulam Bodi was found guilty of match-fixing during the 2015/16 domestic T20 tournament.

"Alviro Petersen was not involved in the T20 corruption scandal and has not been investigated for any involvement. He is certainly not in danger of being banned following CSA’s investigation into the scandal," continued Twaddle.

"Alviro reported the corruption to CSA when he became aware of it and has fully cooperated with CSA during its investigation. Alviro Petersen is confident that the investigation report will fully exonerate him."

Bodi was slammed with a 20-year ban,as the Lions failed to reach the semi-finals of the T20 competition, finishing fourth.

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