Spot fixing: Yuvraj dubs charges outlandish, Bhajji threatens action
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The cricket world was hit by allegations of nexus between players and bookies but the two Indian players -- Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh -- who were mentioned in the reports as also Cricket Australia rubbished suggestions of any wrongdoings.
Pakistani players' agent Mazhar Majeed reportedly claimed that he had 'access' to Yuvraj and Harbhajan along with several other international players during his conversations with the now-closed 'New of the World' undercover reporter Mazhar Mehmood.
The recording of the conversation were played to a jury and the judge at Southwark Crown Court in London during the criminal trials of Pakistani cricketers, accused of spot-fixing.
While Harbhajan threatened action, Yuvraj simply ridiculed the report and Cricket Australia said the claims 'appear to be outlandish and made by a person of dubious repute.'
"I don't know who this person is, I have never met him. We will definitely take some action against him. I don't know whether it will be a legal action or whatever," Harbhajan said in Nagpur, where he is playing in the Challenger Series.
"But I will definitely bring it to BCCI's notice and I am sure that they will take right kind of action against these kind people who are trying to spoil the game," he added.
Yuvraj took to Twitter to rubbish the report.
"And who is majid!! absolute rubbish! Don't know never met!" he wrote.
"The problem in India is if someone says a rooster has given an egg it will become news !! Whether its true or not its doesn't matter," he fumed.
According to media reports, Majeed named the two Indian cricketers along with a host of other international players, who have also rejected the reported claims.
The name-droppings took place during the fourth day of the trial of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif, who are alleged to have bowled predetermined no balls for cash. Bot the players have denied the charges.