Former India player Dinesh Mongia has denied involvement in match fixing activities during the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL). Mongia was accused by New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent of being in a "gang of four" which fixed matches during the league.
"I am innocent and I wonder why my name is being discussed again and again and that too after eight years. I was never involved and was even cleared by the organisers of the ICL," said Mongia.
The 38-year-old left-handed batsman has not been part of the BCCI pension scheme. "This is because I have not announced my retirement and I don't intend to retire now. I will approach the Indian board for my pension-eligibility once I retire from the game," said Mongia.
Meanwhile, Mongia's wife, Aarti, said: "Of course, we are all very disturbed. We are living a normal life and would have been enjoying a luxurious life had my husband was involved in fixing the matches."
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