By CricketCountry Staff
New Delhi: May 15, 2012
Kings XI Punjab pacer Shalabh Srivastava, who is among the players named in the latest match-fixing controversy by a news channel, said on Tuesday that he is innocent and the video clip showing him 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 I allegedly 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,” Srivastava said.
According to NDTV, the pacer is now contemplating a legal action against India TV.
"I will definitely file a case against them," he said.
Srivastava said the reporters who conducted a sting operation met him as sports managers, luring him with better offers from other franchises.
"I must have met them 7-8 times and that too because they claimed to be sports managers. They claimed that they can get us better offers from other franchises. And it's not only me,” he said.
“They must have met around 50 players from the IPL and I must have spoken to approximately 15 players about them,” he added.
"All of them were doubtful about them as they always talked about fixing and prodded the players about how much were they being paid by their team owners. All of us were doubtful because contrary to what they claimed (that they were sports management guys), they also touched controversial topics," he added.