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David Hussey defends his IPL franchise following fixing allegations

May 16, 2012 - London

Kings XI Punjab captain David Hussey has defended his Indian Premier League (IPL) team following allegations of corruption during the tournament, and insists he would be disappointed if any player from his team is found involved in it.

Amit Yadav and Shalabh Srivastava, two of the five players suspended by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) following a television sting, are contracted to the Punjab IPL team, but have not played in the ongoing tournament.

"Everyone in my team, everyone in Kings XI Punjab as a brand, plays with utmost integrity, and if any print or TV media tries to write differently or say something differently about my team, then I will be very disappointed," The News quoted Hussey, as telling to media in Delhi.

"I can't really comment on the sting," he added.

Reporters from a Hindi-language channel, India TV posing as sports agents, recorded the low-profile players, as saying that spot fixing and black money is prevalent in the Twenty20 IPL.

T. P. Sudhindra, Mohnish Mishra and Abhinav Bali were the other first-class cricketers suspended from the game on Tuesday by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) until preliminary investigations were completed.


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