Alviro Petersen has been provisionally suspended and has 14 days to respond to the charges    Getty Images
Alviro Petersen has been provisionally suspended and has 14 days to respond to the charges Getty Images

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”. The South African batsman, who played for Lancashire last season, has been provisionally suspended and has 14 days to respond to the charges. Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, 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. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart

Earlier, South African batsmen Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince shared the highest first-class partnership for Lancashire when they added 501 runs for the third wicket against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay in a Second Division clash on Monday. Their stand was the centrepiece of Lancashire s total of 698 for five, with Petersen extending his overnight 205 not out to 286 and Prince taking his unbeaten 154 on the first day into an innings of 261. In the process they surpassed a Red Rose record that had stood for more than 80 years, topping the 371 added by Frank Watson and Ernest Tyldesley against Surrey at Old Trafford in 1928.

Petersen and Prince s stand was only 22 runs shy of the third-wicket County Championship record shared by Michael Carberry and Neil McKenzie, another South African, for Hampshire against Yorkshire at Southampton in 2011.