Father denies Sobers Joban's hand in fixing Ashes

Updated: Dec 16, 2017, 11:03 IST | PTI

Father of the former Delhi age- group cricketer, caught in the Ashes spot-fixing controversy, says his son has never even been to England or Australia, let alone fix matches involving the two countries

Father of the former Delhi age- group cricketer, caught in the Ashes spot-fixing controversy, says his son has never even been to England or Australia, let alone fix matches involving the two countries. In a sting operation conducted by British tabloid 'The Sun', Sobers Joban, along with another alleged bookie Priyank Saxena, are seen claiming that they can fix Ashes Test in lieu of 140,000 pounds. However, the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit has clarified that there has not been any evidence of corruption in the ongoing Test in Perth. "My son has never been to UK or Australia and they (The Sun) are claiming that he could have fixed an Ashes Test,"

Sobers Joban
Sobers Joban

Baljeet Joban said. "He only goes to Dubai and Russia. Russia, because he has a Russian girlfriend whom he will marry," added Joban In the sting, Joban was seen with Saxena, who was hauled up by cops last year for an alleged fraud case wherein the latter had promised to get a woman cricketer a break in a state team. To this Baljeet's reply was: "I can't keep track of everything that my adult son does. I don't know about his friend circle. All I know this is a part of a larger conspiracy."

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