Cricket, Bollywood and Fixing: The nexus deepens

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Here’s another scandal that has exposed the nexus between the glamorous worlds of cricket and Bollywood.

According to a well known tabloid it has been revealed that Indian bookmakers, with the help of Bollywood hotties, are luring cricketers into throwing games.

The daily, reportedly, carried out a sting operation on a Delhi-based bookie who claimed that the 2011 World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan was rigged. The paper, apparently, used the picture of Bollywood starlet Nupur Mehta claiming that the actress was used to lure Pakistani players to underperform. The paper, however, didn’t name her.

Following which Bollywood actress Nupur Mehta came out with the clarification rubbishing allegations of her involvement in fixing last year`s World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan at Mohali and threatened to sue the London based daily, ‘Sunday Times’.

An image with a blurred face was published in the newspaper with a report claiming that match-fixing is rampant in international cricket and UK`s domestic county as well.

Nupur, who has worked in Sunny Deol starrer `Jo Bole So Nihal` (2005), told reporters, "I have been accused of something that I have not done. All I would say is I am not guilty of any such thing."

"The picture that they have used was taken during my film, `Jo Bole So Nihal`," she said.

She has threatened to take legal action against the British daily. "I intend to take action against them."

(With PTI Inputs)

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