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Was not involved in match-fixing, says Dinesh Mongia

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Last Updated: October 13, 2015, 15:42 IST

Was not involved in match-fixing, says Dinesh Mongia

Mongia was in fact suspended by ICL during their 2008 edition due to disciplinary reasons which were not disclosed.

Former Indian player Dinesh Mongia has denied fixing allegations levelled against him by the former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent during the unsanctioned and now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Mongia was in fact suspended by ICL during their 2008 edition due to disciplinary reasons which were not disclosed.

"What Vincent said is incorrect. I was not involved in any match-fixing. I played for the Chandigarh Lions but I don't know what the New Zealanders (Cairns, Tuffey and Vincent) were doing," Mongia told PTI when contacted in Chandigarh.

Earlier, on Monday tainted New Zealand cricketer Vincent told a London courtroom that Mongia was one of the key members of a "Gang of four" that fixed matches during the unsanctioned and now defunct ICL.

The 36-year-old Vincent spoke at the Chris Cairns' perjury trial where he admitted that while playing for Chandigarh Lions in the ICL, he took part in match-fixing on the senior cricketer's insistence.

Vincent took the names of New Zealand allrounder Daryl Tuffey and former India batsman Mongia during the trial. He said that he had been suffering from mental health problems and depression at the time and "felt good to be part of a gang".

The 38-year-old Mongia had played 57 ODIs and one T20 International for India in his six-year international career with most notable achievement being a member of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup team.

first published:October 13, 2015, 10:29 IST
last updated:October 13, 2015, 15:42 IST