Rubbishing reports about being involved in cricket match-fixing, Bollwood
actress Nupur Mehta, exclusively tells STAR News that she has been falsely
been implicated into the controversy and she did not share any relations
with any cricketers.
The picture of Nupur was published in an English Daily for her allegedly
links with bookies to fix the match of English County and International
match revealed the fixers claimed to have recruited players from
countries, including England using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap.
Nupur reveals that her photo was a representational picture and no prior
permission was used before publishing the blurred face in the match fixing
Nupur says that she was a big fan of the sport
‘cricket’, but had no links with the baseless allegations surrounding
her. A Delhi bookmaker has told the newspaper that county cricket "is a
good market" as it involves "low-profile matches and nobody monitors them.
That's why good money can be made there without any hassle".
haven’t heard about any bookie named Vicky Seth,” said Nupur. “This
is a dirty prank and is offensive. I don’t know why I am being pulled
into all this. Generally people like to use names of actresses in
articles. All want to read about glamour in these cricket articles and
that is why Bollywood actresses are being a scapegoat," said a
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is
to investigate allegations that Indian bookmakers, with the help of a
Bollywood actress, have been fixing the results of English County
Championship matches and international games, the Sunday Times reported.
“A journalist from The Sunday Times called me up on March 10
(Saturday).He told me that there will be a report on match fixing and I
will use your name as well. I thought it is a prank and I cut the phone,
“ said Nupur to STAR News.
“Why did they steal my image from Google and not used the pictures from
the ones clicked during IPL parties?” asks an agitated Nupur.
International Cricket Council is all set to launch an inquiry into a
report in the 'Sunday Times', which claimed that the Indian bookmakers are
fixing the results of England county games and international fixtures.
newspaper's investigation has suggested that the bookmakers offer
thousands of pounds to the players. About 44,000 pounds to batsmen for
slow scoring, 50,000 pounds for bowlers who concede runs and 750,000
pounds for a player or official who can guarantee a match outcome.
also revealed that corruption tainted last year's World Cup semi-final
between India and Pakistan.
-With inputs from agencies.
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