The controversy of match fixing is getting complicated day by day. Recently when Nupur Mehta said to sue the UK newspaper, they claimed to have evidences against the b town actress. Though the ICC (The International Cricket Council) has rubbished the claims of match fixing by ‘Sunday Times’, the controversy doesn’t seem to end here.
A known bookie from UAE has informed a leading daily of India that the Delhi based bookie, quoted in the U.K Daily, had in-fact transferred the contact details of Nupur Mehta to the journalist of ‘Sunday Times’.
The source says, “It was the bookie who passed Nupur Mehta’s contact details to the correspondent which makes the allegation of the actress’ connection with the bookie dubious.”
The actress herself confirms about the call that she had received from the UK publication house. “I did receive a call from them (U.K publication house) the correspondent firstly asked me whether I had attended any IPL matches and parties and also if I had gone to Mohali stadium for the (Ind Vs Pak) match which I denied. The scribe then abruptly disconnected the call,” says Nupur.
As Nupur has denied her affiliation with the bookie and the match fixing issue, the journalist was left with no other choice but to hide the identity of Nupur. So he blurred the poster of Nupur’s film ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal’ which he used a reference in the special report on Indo-Pakistan cricket match fixing case.
She continues to deny her connection with any of the bookies. “I repeat I have never met any bookie or any cricketer in person nor have attended any parties with them,” she says.
Meanwhile Nupur has some time to chill as the governing body has given her a clean chit in the controversy,. Now is she really involved in the case or not will be decided later by the judicial body.