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I approached Pravin Tambe for coaching thing: Hiken defends himself

New Delhi: Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah today said he is “shocked” after the BCCI found him guilty of making a “corrupt approach” to a fellow player and said that he had approached Pravin Tambe

PTI [ Updated: July 13, 2015 20:02 IST ]
i approached pravin tambe for coaching thing hiken defends
i approached pravin tambe for coaching thing hiken defends himself

New Delhi: Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah today said he is “shocked” after the BCCI found him guilty of making a “corrupt approach” to a fellow player and said that he had approached Pravin Tambe for a “coaching thing”.

“I am shocked. I have not been involved in any irregular activity. I have replied to the BCCI and there is nothing more that I want to say,” Shah, who is right now in England playing club cricket in Lancashire league told  an English news channel.

The BCCI said that Shah was found guilty of breaching the Board's Anti-Corruption Code for participants and the matter was referred to its disciplinary committee for further action. It has been learnt that he made a “corrupt approach” to Mumbai teammate Pravin Tambe, who promptly reported the incident to the BCCI.

The 30-year-old batsman, who is not part of any IPL team, has played 37 first-class matches for Mumbai and has 2160 runs at an average of 42.35.

“I have no idea what is happening. I had just met Pravin Tambe for coaching thing and not any irregular activity,” Shah said when probed further.

 

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