"Yes I am a cricket lover as most of us are. It's a religion in our country. I like to see most of the matches, and not only cricket I love all kinds of sports for that matter. I love football. I love tennis.
"I have no clue why my name is being tossed up with these allegations."
The Sunday Times said it had filmed evidence of bookmakers boasting they were able to fix international matches. They claimed that last year's World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan at Mohali was among those targeted.
A Delhi bookmaker said women were used as go-betweens.
"Attractive girls are the ideal choice to cosy up to players and to persuade them to work for bookmakers," he said. "Players are always surrounded by fans and groupies so nobody suspects a thing when they walk in and out of player's hotel bedrooms."