Wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile is the first South African Test player to be named as being under investigation as part of the Twenty20 match-fixing scandal engulfing South African cricket, according to reports.
The Guardian newspaper in Britain is reporting Tsolekile is alleged to have been paid at least R75,000 ($6466) to improperly influence an aspect of South Africa's domestic Twenty20 tournament - the Ram Slam.
Tsolekile played three Tests in 2004 and was a centrally contracted player for South Africa as recently as 2013-14 and toured Australia in 2012.
The revelation comes a week after South African one-day player Gulam Bodi was named as the "intermediary" charged by Cricket South Africa for "contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence aspects" of games in the Ram Slam.
Although not an international star, Tsolekile is the biggest name to be embroiled in the fixing scam. There is one more South African international player who is believed to be under investigation.
Tsolekile, 35, captained the Highveld Lions in the event but has not represented the team since the Twenty20 tournament finished last month.
Tsolekile declined to comment to the Guardian.
"No I don't know anything about that. And I don't want to comment anything about that," Tsolekile said.
Tsolekile faces a minimum five-year ban if found guilty under Cricket South Africa's anti-corruption code. He can also face criminal charges under the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, which includes a clause for sporting events.
The scandal is the biggest to hit South African cricket since Hansie Cronje was banned for life match fixing in 2000.