Hiken defends himself, says sought coaching tips from Tambe

Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah on Monday said he is “shocked” after the BCCI found him guilty of making a “corrupt approach” to a fellow player and said that he had approached Pravin Tambe for a “coaching thing”.

“I am shocked. I have not been involved in any irregular activity. I have replied to the BCCI and there is nothing more that I want to say,” Shah, who is right now in England playing club cricket in Lancashire league told Times Now.

The BCCI said that Shah was found guilty of breaching the Board’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants and the matter was referred to its disciplinary committee for further action. It has been learnt that he made a “corrupt approach” to Mumbai teammate Pravin Tambe, who promptly reported the incident to the BCCI.

The 30-year-old batsman, who is not part of any IPL team, has played 37 first-class matches for Mumbai and has 2160 runs at an average of 42.35.

“I have no idea what is happening. I had just met Pravin Tambe for coaching thing and not any irregular activity,” Shah said when probed further about the incident which has <g data-gr-id="20">send</g> <g data-gr-id="19">shock waves</g> around.  



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