Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta is fuming as some reports have claimed that she informed BCCI officials about some of her players being involved in suspicious activities.
Ever since the reports broke, the Bollywood actress has been refuting these claims on micro-blogging site Twitter, calling the news "inaccurate, extremely irresponsible and malicious."
I suggested RANDOM POLYGRAPH ( LIE DETECTOR) Tests to Bcci for players so no can even think about match fixing. The theory was that ... 1/1— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) August 19, 2015
A constructive conversation to genuinely make a difference to the game is turned into a destructive article for sensational purpose. 1/3— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) August 19, 2015
The reports said that the actress had informed the IPL working group about her players being involved in suspicious activities when the franchises met last month.
The news reports also noted that Zinta wanted to inform the officials about such wrongdoings, but did not have any concrete proof.
Zinta apparently came to know about the illegal activities after people predicted the result of the match in her presence, which later turned out to be true. The matches also followed a pre-decided pattern. After realising her players were also not playing on a fair basis, she began to drop such players from the team.
However, there is no denying the fact that the IPL working group members have been meeting with various franchises to talk about the ninth edition of the IPL, following suspension of two franchises – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – for a period of two years.
The IPL working group, which was formed on 21 July, is headed by Anurag Thakur and includes chairman Rajeev Shukla, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary and former captain Sourav Ganguly.