ICL scandal: Mongia mulling legal action against Lou Vincent
Dinesh Mongia has claimed innocence and is mulling legal action against New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who has alleged that the former India cricketer was involved in fixing during the unsanctioned and the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL). Vincent had told a London courtroom that Mongia was one of the key members of a “Gang of four”, that also included former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns and <g data-gr-id="26">pacer</g> Daryl Tuffey, fixed matches during the ICL.
“I totally deny these allegations. I don’t know what Mr Vincent was doing then, what he is doing now. What kind of cricket he played with Chris Cairns or Cairns played with him,” the 38-year-old Mongia said here. He also said that he will consult his lawyers regarding next course of action since his image had been tarnished.
“I played cricket at <g data-gr-id="17">top</g> most level, I have done nothing wrong,” Mongia, who played 57 ODIs for India, said.
About ICL, he said, “youngsters got a chance then and I too played for the league. After that IPL came, now, if someone says wrong things about IPL, this is not right. “I would say if somebody like Vincent is making such a statement, then something is really wrong. As far as I am concerned, I have never had any problems with Vincent,” he said.