Melbourne:Brett Lee's manager has dismissed reports that the Kings XI Punjab fast bowler is romancing his IPL team co-owner Preity Zinta, saying they shared a strictly professional relationship.
Lee's manager Neil Maxwell said the paceman and the Bollywood actress have been friends for years but never involved in any relationship other than professional.
"Brett presented her with an acting award in England some years ago and they've been friends since. She is a very intelligent lady and very nice too," Maxwell was quoted as saying by 'Daily Telegraph'.
Asked if Lee, who separated from his wife Liz Kemp nearly two years ago, is dating, Maxwell said, "I think with the media sniffing around, he has reason to keep his night life as quiet as possible."