New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, accused of match-fixing, has told a London courtroom that former Indian cricketer Dinesh Mongia was one of the key members of a "gang of four" that fixed matches during the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The 36-year-old Vincent revealed that while playing for Chandigarh Lions in the ICL, he took part in match-fixing. Vincent also named New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Tuffey and former India batsman Mongia. He said that he had been suffering from mental health problems and depression at the time and "felt good to be part of a gang".
Mongia, however, denied the allegations levelled against him by Vincent.
"What he (Vincent) said is incorrect. I was not involved in any match-fixing. I played for the Chandigarh Lions but I don't know what the New Zealanders (Cairns, Tuffey and Vincent) were doing," Mongia told PTI today when contacted in Chandigarh.
Mongia was suspended by ICL during their 2008 edition due to disciplinary reasons which were not disclosed.