A former South African Test cricket player has allegedly been charged with corruption involving match-fixing, after a lengthy investigation by the International Cricket Council’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU)…

The player, who has not yet been named, is thought to be at the forefront of attempts to influence the results of the recent Ram Slam Twenty20 competition. The case is expected to become public once the Test series against England is completed.

If found guilty, the former Test player could face jail under South African law. The ACU is in the process of agreeing to memorandums of understanding with police in England and South Africa that will allow them to share intelligence.

According to information on the ICC’s website, the organisation prides itself as being a leader in the fight against corruption in sports.

The ACU was set up in 2000 in the wake of match-fixing allegations and revelations about South Africa captain Hansie Cronjé and the captains of India and Pakistan, Mohammed Azharuddin and Salim Malik.

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Eventually all three were banned for life from international cricket. Other players were suspended, fined and warned about their future conduct following judicial and Board enquiries in several major cricket countries.