16 Dec 2015

"Intermediary" charged with match fixing by CSA

9:10 am on 16 December 2015

South African cricket authorities have charged an unnamed "intermediary" with attempting to fix matches in the country's recently completed domestic Twenty20 competition.

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Cricket South Africa (CSA) made the announcement without revealing the identity of the individual. Its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit has charged a perpetrator under the ruling body's Anti-Corruption Code.

"The intermediary has been charged with contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence, aspects of the 2015 Twenty20 Challenge Series and with failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to co-operate with an investigation carried out by CSA's designated Anti-Corruption Official," CSA said in a statement.

"The provisional suspension means that the intermediary may not be involved in any capacity in any match or any other kind of function ... recognised or supported in any way by CSA, the ICC, a National Cricket Federation or any member of a National Cricket Federation," CSA added.

"As is the standard practice with the ICC, neither CSA nor the ICC will make any further comment in respect of on-going investigations."

The Pretoria-based Titans won the domestic Twenty20 competition on Saturday when they defeated the Dolphins from Durban in the final. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen played for the Dolphins.