IPL fixing row: Shalabh Srivastava claims innocence

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab bowler Shalabh Srivastava has claimed innocence after being accused of spot-fixing in a sting operation conducted by a TV channel.

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He has denied that the voice played out in a telephonic conversation isn’t his and claims the audio clip is doctored.

"I fail to understand whatever is being said about spot-fixing. Also, if they (a TV channel) are showing all the video clips, why aren`t they showing the clip where allegedly I am demanding Rs 10 lakh. The voice in that telephonic conversation is not mine. It is very easy to frame anyone with a doctored audio clip," he was quoted as saying by a news website.

“I have never bowled a no-ball during any matches of IPL. They are only showing a particular part of the conversation and not the part where I asked them to leave,” he said in an interview.

The TV channel claims that Shalabh demanded Rs 10 lakh to bowl a deliberate no-ball during an IPL match.

Shalabh now says that he plans to take legal action against the TV channel.

"I will definitely file a case against them," he was quoted as saying.

Refusing to comment anything on the matter he said: " I am waiting for the instructions from the BCCI."