"I have spoken to Hansie Cronje and he says it is absolute rubbish. There is nothing at all in it," United Cricket Board managing director Ali Bacher said on Friday.
"The United Cricket Board of South Africa is certain that no South African cricket player has ever been involved in match fixing," the board added in a statement. Cronje "is adamant that the allegations contained in press reports in India are completely untrue. Cronje is known for his unquestionable integrity and honesty."