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IPL spot-fixing: Never been interviewed by Mudgal Commission, says Owais Shah

London: Former England batsman Owais Shah has denied any knowledge of being investigated for spot fixing and betting in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Owais Shah. Pic/Getty Images
Owais Shah. Pic/Getty Images 

Shah's statement came even though the Supreme Court of India on Friday refused to divulge any names in an ongoing investigation.

According to The Guardian, Shah said it was "very distressing" and issued a statement through the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) saying he had "no knowledge" of the investigation.

Shah, of Rajasthan Royals, was interviewed by the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) anti-corruption unit last year as a precautionary measure when details of the Indian Premier League (IPL) scandal first surfaced.

"I have heard that I have been named as implicated in the Mudgal report presented to the Indian Supreme Court. Prior to the news, I had no knowledge that I was under investigation or suspicion," he said.

"I have not heard from, been interviewed by or received any form of correspondence from the Mudgal enquiry or the Indian Supreme Court or anyone connected with it. I have no idea what allegations have been levelled at me or what case, if any, I am expected to answer.

"Needless to say, this is very distressing as I have as much information as those seeking comment from me. Consequently, I will be making no further statement beyond this one and giving no interviews until I have established exactly what is going on and why I have been named."

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