Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell claims he reported 'certain untoward things' during IPL to Anti-Corruption Officials

An Al Jazeera documentary on corruption in cricket alleged that Australian players were involved in spot-fixing during the 2017 Ranchi Test against India, in which Maxwell made his maiden Test century after being recalled.

Press Trust of India, July 24, 2018

New Delhi: Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has claimed that he has reported "certain untoward things" during the IPL to the anti-corruption officials while refuting a recent investigative documentary's insinuation that he could be involved in spot-fixing.

An Al Jazeera documentary on corruption in cricket alleged that Australian players were involved in spot-fixing during the 2017 Ranchi Test against India, in which Maxwell made his maiden Test century after being recalled.

Even as there was no direct reference to the all-rounder in the video, the match footage used in the documentary indicated that Maxwell was one of two Australian players being accused.

File image of Glenn Maxwell. Sportzpics

File image of Glenn Maxwell. Sportzpics

He confirmed to 'SEN radio' that the aired footage was of his batting.

"I've been very honest with them (anti-corruption officers) the whole way through with the IPL," Maxwell said.

"If I've ever seen anything untoward I always sat down with them (ACU), had a long coffee and just talked about everything to make sure nothing ever, ever comes back to me," he said.

An International Cricket Council (ICC) investigation into the allegations is currently underway. However, the ICC has accused Al Jazeera of not sharing the raw footage of the sting despite repeated requests.

"If there's anything slightly amiss, I always give them a call and make sure they have every bit of evidence they can possibly have.

"There's some things you see in the game of cricket where you're always just a little bit unsure. All the things you do hear in the game, and when it comes out later on you go, 'Oh, I swear I could have noticed that while I was watching it'," Maxwell said.

Maxwell said that it was easier when he captained Kings XI Punjab in 2015 IPL.

"It was probably easier when I was captain and I was able to see the way the game was going, and the instructions that I was giving players, and the way the game was moving, I could actually work it out a little better.

"There wasn't really anything untoward in the season I was captain, but you could certainly tell from opposition stuff and that's why I reported certain things," he said.

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2018





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