Ponting`s manager dismisses Majeed`s claim of `access`

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2011, 11:26 AM IST

Melbourne: Ricky Ponting`s manager has dismissed alleged bookie Mazhar Majeed`s claims of having access to the former Australian captain, while pacer Nathan Bracken has threatened legal action after his name also cropped up in the spot-fixing trial in London.

Majeed, who was caught in a sting operation conducted by the now-closed `News of the World`, has claimed that he knew several international players and that the Australians were "the biggest".

The claims have led to angry reactions from Australian players with Bracken`s manager, Rob Horton saying, "What a load of garbage, we have never heard of this guy. We have never met him.”

"Nathan would never ever be involved in anything like that at all. He`s thinking of taking legal action in London to protect his reputation," Horton told `The Daily Telegraph`.

Ponting`s manager, James Henderson, also dismissed Majeed`s claim.

"We have never heard of him," Henderson said.

Meanwhile, former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis also denied any involvement in match fixing.

"There`s nothing in it (the allegations)," he said.

PTI