Cricket

Australia's Maxwell 'shocked' by fixing allegations

2018-07-24 13:00
Glenn Maxwell (Getty)

Cape Town - Australia cricketer Glenn Maxwell has opened up on being linked to an alleged spot-fixing incident that took place during a 2017 Test against India. 

The allegation stems from an exclusive Al Jazeera documentary.

Maxwell, who made a century in the Test, was not named in the documentary, but the footage included from the match made it clear that he was one of the two players accused. 

Now, for the first time, he has opened up on the accusation. 

A report on Cricinfo on Monday quoted Maxwell speaking to SEN Radio.

"I was shocked. I was a bit hurt by it as well," he said, adding that he had not yet been interviewed by ICC officials over the incident.

"To have these allegations about your involvement in a game where you've only got happy memories ... I still remember the feeling after hugging Steve Smith after getting my maiden Test hundred.

"To have that tarnished by these allegations was pretty devastating and obviously there's absolutely no truth to it whatsoever. It was 100% unfair, to tarnish one of the best moments of my career was pretty brutal."

The ICC, meanwhile, is currently investigating the accusations made in the documentary.

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