Always reported ‘untoward things’ during IPL to ACU: Maxwell

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    • Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has claimed that he has reported “certain untoward things” during the IPL to the anti-corruption officials while refuting a recent investigative documentary’s insinuation that he could be involved in spot-fixing.
    • An Al Jazeera documentary on corruption in cricket alleged that Australian players were involved in spot-fixing during the 2017 Ranchi Test against India, in which Maxwell made his maiden Test century after being recalled.
    • Even as there was no direct reference to the all-rounder in the video, the match footage used in the documentary indicated that Maxwell was one of two Australian players being accused.
    • He confirmed to ‘SEN radio’ that the aired footage was of his batting.
    • “I’ve been very honest with them (anti-corruption officers) the whole way through with the IPL,” Maxwell said.
    • “If I’ve ever seen anything untoward I always sat down with them (ACU), had a long coffee and just talked about everything to make sure nothing ever, ever comes back to me,” he said.
    • An International Cricket Council (ICC) investigation into the allegations is currently underway. However, the ICC has accused Al Jazeera of not sharing the raw footage of the sting despite repeated requests.
    • “If there’s anything slightly amiss, I always give them a call and make sure they have every bit of evidence they can possibly have.
    • “There’s some things you see in the game of cricket where you’re always just a little bit unsure. All the things you do hear in the game, and when it comes out later on you go, ‘Oh, I swear I could have noticed that while I was watching it’,” Maxwell said.
    • Maxwell said that it was easier when he captained Kings XI Punjab in 2015 IPL.
    • “It was probably easier when I was captain and I was able to see the way the game was going, and the instructions that I was giving players, and the way the game was moving, I could actually work it out a little better.
    “There wasn’t really anything untoward in the season I was captain, but you could certainly tell from opposition stuff and that’s why I reported certain things,” he said.