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I approached Pravin Tambe for coaching thing: Hiken Shah defends himself

I approached Pravin Tambe for coaching thing: Hiken Shah defends himself

"I have no idea what is happening. I had just met Pravin Tambe for coaching thing and not any irregular activity," Shah said.

New Delhi: Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah on Monday said he is “shocked” after the BCCI found him guilty of making a “corrupt approach” to a fellow player and said that he had approached Pravin Tambe for a “coaching thing”.

“I am shocked. I have not been involved in any irregular activity. I have replied to the BCCI and there is nothing more that I want to say,” Shah, who is right now in England playing club cricket in Lancashire league told a news channel.

The BCCI said that Shah was found guilty of breaching the Board’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants and the matter was referred to its disciplinary committee for further action. It has been learnt that he made a “corrupt approach” to Mumbai teammate Pravin Tambe, who promptly reported the incident to the BCCI.

The 30-year-old batsman, who is not part of any IPL team, has played 37 first-class matches for Mumbai and has 2160 runs at an average of 42.35.

“I have no idea what is happening. I had just met Pravin Tambe for coaching thing and not any irregular activity,” Shah said when probed further.

first published:July 13, 2015, 19:41 IST