New Zealand Cricket supports Brendon McCullum as testimony leaks

McCullum was offered more than £100,000 by a former star player to underperform

Wellington: New Zealand Cricket says it is "dismayed" that testimony given by Brendon McCullum to anti-corruption investigators has been leaked to a British newspaper and expressed total confidence in the test captain.

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported Sunday that McCullum told investigators he was offered more than 100,000 British pounds by a former star player to underperform. McCullum is reported to have said he was "really shocked" at the approach because the player involved was "a good friend" and a hero to him.

New Zealand Cricket released a statement Monday to support McCullum. It said "we can confirm that Brendon is not under investigation by the ICC and his testimony has actually been applauded by them. NZC has 100 percent confidence in our captain and his role in tackling corruption."

( Source : AP )
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