Former Proteas cricketer Alviro Petersen has Cricket South Africa in his sights as he has given the governing body an ultimatum to get in touch with him after their recent statement on the integrity of the 2015 Ram Slam match-fixing scandal. He has threatened to make the evidence public as he believes that the investigation carried out by the cricket board was 'biased'. Mzansi Super League 2020 Schedule to Be Decided This Month.

CSA released a statement regarding the match-fixing scandal during the 2015 Ram Slam competition, which saw several players being banned. CSA stated that a thorough investigation was carried out for approx 18 months with the CSA Anti-Corruption Unit acting in collaboration with, and with the assistance of, Judge Ngoepe, specialist external lawyers, the ICC, the BCCI, the Hawks and an external digital forensic team.

CSA Statement

However, Petersen argued that a piece of new evidence has come to light which will show that the investigation carried out was biased. ‘NEW EVIDENCE CAME TO LIGHT THAT WILL SHOW THAT THE 'INVESTIGATION' APPEAR TO BE 'BIAS',’ wrote the former South Africa international.

Couple hours later Petersen tweeted that several ‘heavyweights’ from various section of society and the CSA officials had contacted him and he hopes that the right action will be taken or else he will speak out again.

On Saturday, Petersen again took to Twitter to say that he will soon post some evidence to show that the investigation was biased and shared a quote from South African cricketer Vaughn Van Jaarsveldt where he said that he followed the instructions given to him but pointed out that another ‘black’ player with similar facts was publicly humiliated.

Earlier this week Tsolekile, who copped a 12-year ban from all forms of cricket for his involvement in the incident, said in an interview with Robert Marawa that CSA overlooked the role white players Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Robbie Frylinck played.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 08, 2020 05:03 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website