Former South Africa batsman banned for corruption

first_imgThe ex-Proteas opener was provisionally suspended last month, having been found guilty of a string of breaches of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) code of conduct relating to fixing a match or matches in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series.Petersen, 36, admitted four charges of “failing to disclose details of an approach to engage in corrupt conduct” and as many charges of “failing to disclose full details of matters evidencing a breach of the code by another participant”.He also accepted four charges of “failing to co-operate with the investigators by not providing accurate and complete information to them”, and one charge of “concealing and destroying information that was relevant to the investigation”.CSA withdrew Petersen’s charges relating to “fixing or contriving to fix any match and seeking, accepting or offering to accept any bribe or other reward to fix or influence any match”.Haroon Lorgat, the CSA chief executive, said: “Our aim to deal thoroughly with any form of corruption in the game remains steadfast and we will do everything in our power to protect the integrity of the game.”Alviro has realised his mistakes and has acknowledged contravening the code. He is obliged under the code to have disclosed various approaches that were made to him to engage in corrupt activities.”While having provided certain information to the investigators he had also withheld and concealed certain material information, such as the meetings with Bodi [former Proteas, Lions and Titans player Gulam, who was banned for 20 years after admitting match-fixing charges] and certain fixers.”This was directly relevant to the investigation and hence why we have imposed a two-year ban which Alviro accepts.”Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile were all banned by CSA for offences in relation to the Ram Slam domestic Twenty20 competition.last_img read more

Miner remanded on gun, ammo charges

first_imgA 32-year-old miner of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on charges of possession of firearm and ammunition. Carl Carter pleaded not guilty to both charges which stated that on October 8, 2016, in Georgetown, he had in his possession a .38 pistol and four matching rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.Defence Attorney Mark Waldron made an application for reasonable bail claiming that his client is a father of three. However, the Prosecution contended that the defence counsel has not highlighted any special reasons for bail and as such objected .The prosecution further stated that the defendant is currently on bail for a matter of the same nature before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.The defendant was refused bail and will make his next court appearance on November 2, before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.last_img read more

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