Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf Wednesday denied spot-fixing allegations made against him during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Indian media accused Rauf of involvement in the fixing controversy engulfing the megabucks Twenty20 competition and the sport's governing body pulled him from next month's Champions Trophy amid reports he was under police investigation.
Media in India alleged Rauf had been in contact with Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, arrested on charges of acting as middleman between bookies, players and officials, but the 57-year-old Wednesday insisted he was innocent.