Kevin Pietersen becomes victim of newspaper fixing blunder

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 14 : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed unhappiness after his photograph was attached to a newspaper article regarding the sensational match-fixing news about Alviro Petersen.

A Bangladesh-based English daily ran a story on Petersen, former Proteas all-rounder, responding to the news that he was being charged under Cricket South Africa's (CSA) anti-corruption code for match-fixing allegations relating to last season's domestic T20 competition, reports Sport24.

But, instead of running Petersen's photograph, the national daily ran a picture of Pietersen. The maverick England batsman, who is currently in Hobart commentating in the ongoing second Test between Australia and South Africa, took to Twitter to react to the mistake committed by the Bangladesh daily.

"Hmmmmmm!!!! Not quite sure I'm all that happy with my image being used under this headline!!! What paper is this??????" Pietersen tweeted along with the photograph of the news item which had his picture.

Later on, the newspaper also issued an apology saying, "We offer our sincerest apologies to @KP24 for using his photo incorrectly in a news." The former South Africa opener who has been charged with match fixing, has however, rubbished claims of accepting bribes to fix matches, but admitted to playing along with those involved in the match-fixing scandal in the domestic T20 tournament.

Earlier in March, Petersen revealed that he had reported fixing approaches but did not consider himself under investigation.

Source: ANI