A handful of reports in the press have suggested that Ms Zinta met with BCCI officials earlier this month to discuss her suspicions that some payers from King XI Punjab, which she co-owns, have been involved in throwing matches. On Twitter, the 40-year-old actress said that she did meet BCCI but that the conversation was misreported:
I suggested RANDOM POLYGRAPH ( LIE DETECTOR) Tests to Bcci for players so no can even think about match fixing. The theory was that ... 1/1? Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) August 19, 2015
A constructive conversation to genuinely make a difference to the game is turned into a destructive article for sensational purpose. 1/3? Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) August 19, 2015
In a series of tweets, Preity Zinta has described the media reports as "inaccurate, extremely irresponsible and malicious" and says she is "shocked."
"Stop spreading rubbish without verification" read one tweet.
The co-owners of Kings XI Punjab include industrialist Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta's former boyfriend whom she has accused of attacking her at an IPL match held last year in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
Ms Zinta's last leading role was in 2013's Ishkq in Paris. She is currently filming Bhaiyyaji Superhitt with Sunny Deol.