The Cricket Board today described an English newspaper report of BCCI keeping quiet on Suresh Raina accompanying a woman allegedly linked to bookies during the Sri Lankan tour as “baseless,” saying that she was the agent of the Indian batsman.

A report in London Sunday Times claimed that ICC's ACSU is probing why Indian Board kept quiet about a report by Sri Lanka Cricket of Raina being seen in company of a woman linked to an associate of a bookie.

Terming the report as “baseless and false,” BCCI Secretary N. Srinivasan said the Crcket Board has not received any such complaint from the SLC.

“The BCCI has just learnt that several media outlets are claiming that Sri Lanka Cricket had submitted a report on Suresh Raina to it, and that no action was taken by the Board on the same,” he said in a statement.

“The BCCI would like to clarify that it has received no such report from SLC. The claims being made by a section of the media are totally baseless and false,” he said.

BCCI spokesperson Rajiv Shukla also termed the report as “untrue” and said the woman was Raina's agent. — PTI

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