Glen Maxwell reveals toll match-fixing allegations took

Australian Cricketer Glen Maxwell has shed light the toll match-fixing allegations have taken on the all-rounder.

A documentary published by Al Jazeera claimed it had proof of illegal conduct during Australia’s Test match against India in Ranchi last year.

No players were named in the film but it accused two Australian batsmen of scoring slowly.


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The blurred footage in this part of the film was easily discernable, with Maxwell was one of the players featured.

The 29-year-old told SEN’s Whately he was shocked by the accusations.

“To have these allegations about your involvement in a game where you’ve only got happy memories about it, great memories, is shocking,” he said.

“I still remember the feeling hugging Steve Smith after getting my maiden Test hundred.”

He added the memory of scoring the hundred has now been tarnished.

“It was 100 per cent unfair, to tarnish one of best moments of my career was pretty brutal,” he said.

“To say I’d done anything untoward in that game when I’d just finally got back in the Test side, I’d worked my absolute backside off, to say I’d do anything to ruin that would be absolutely ridiculous.”

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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