Pakistani umpire Nadeem Ghauri has rejected allegations leveled by an Indian television channel about match fixing, saying it is mere propaganda against him.
Footage screened on India TV showed umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to spot-fix matches, reports The News.
The channel showed footage of Pakistan's Nadeem Ghauri, Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) international panel of umpires, and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka agreeing to give favourable decisions in exchange for umpiring contracts and money.
Ghauri said the dialogue process only took place during Sri Lankan Premier League and that the video was presented out of context. He said he had not been in the international panel for two years. He further alleged that "some people" in India had been involved in blackmailing. (ANI)