Tuffey promises to cooperate with ICC in fixing probe

Wellington: After expressing shock at his name cropping up in a match-fixing inquiry, former New Zealand cricketer Daryl Tuffey has now promised to "co-operate" in the ICC investigations but insisted that he was not the probe`s focus.

Tuffey`s name came up in media reports last week as one of three former New Zealand internationals -- along with Chris Cairns and Lou Vincent -- linked to the inquiry.

Tuffey, who took 187 wickets in an 11-year international career, said he would cooperate in the ICC probe.

"Mr Tuffey does not believe he is the focus of this investigation. He intends to fully co-operate with the ICC and provide them with any relevant information in his possession," Tuffey`s lawyers said in a statement here.

The ICC`s anti-corruption unit has spent four months in New Zealand investigating match and spot fixing which, according to media reports, took place in more than one country.

The ICC probe, however, did not involve any games played in New Zealand.