Cricket

ICC quiz Bollywood actress

2012-06-12 09:40
Nupur Mehta (File)

New Delhi - A little-known Bollywood actress who was linked to cricket match-fixing allegations by Britain's Sunday Times has said she was quizzed for two-and-a-half hours by the sport's governing body.

Nupur Mehta, who has denied any wrongdoing, told Tuesday's Times of India that she met with Alan Peacock, an official from the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), at a Mumbai hotel.

The Sunday Times in March said Indian bookmakers had hired an unidentified Bollywood actress to lure cricketers into both match-fixing and spot-fixing, and used Mehta's photograph to illustrate the story.

Mehta told the Times of India she had been "given a clean chit by the ICC" after meeting with Peacock on Monday.

"They are satisfied with the answers I have provided," Mehta told the newspaper. "I have many friends who are cricketers and with whom I socialise... I also know a lot of international cricketers."

The ICC declined to confirm the meeting, saying that it does not comment on the activities of its anti-corruption unit.

Mehta, who has only won small roles in Hindi films, has denied any links to bookmakers and has threatened to sue the Sunday Times over its report.

India is seen as the international centre of illegal gambling on cricket, with huge sums waged on results and on specific periods of play.

Five Indian cricketers were suspended during the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) season after a TV sting claimed to unearth evidence that no-balls could be arranged to order.

The report targeted fringe players and provided no proof of corruption within IPL games, but it re-focused fears about the impact of illegal gambling on the sport.

Read more on:    icc  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Pakistan lose Misbah

1 minutes ago

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

The most extreme journey ever?

One man is sailing around the world in a beach cat - no cabin to sleep in and no GPS.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!
Adventure holidays for your bucket list
Top 10 water sports to try before you die
6 impressive camping tips
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.