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New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have announced that captain Brendon McCullum is not under investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for match-fixing.
NZC’s comments came after McCullum testified before the ICC’s anti-corruption investigators.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, McCullum told the investigators that he had turned down offers of up to $180,000 to underperform in matches.
“New Zealand Cricket is dismayed that Brendon McCullum’s testimony to the International Cricket Council has been leaked to the media,” NZC said via a statement. “We can confirm that Brendon is not under investigation by the ICC and his testimony has actually been applauded by them. NZC has 100% confidence in our captain and his role in tackling corruption.”
The newspaper also reported that McCullum was first approached by a former player during the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008.
The former player told McCullum how spread-betting worked and even advised him to hide the money trail by buying property in Dubai before claiming the money back as profit from selling the property.
It was also reported that McCullum was approached by another player during New Zealand’s tour of England in 2008.