Ex-Cricket Australia executive denies sexual touching

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A former Cricket Australia executive has faced court, accused of sexually touching two men without their consent.

Timothy Joseph Whittaker, 37, appeared in person at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a contested hearing.

He has pleaded not guilty to two charges of intentionally sexually touching without consent.

It's alleged Whittaker did not reasonably believe the two men consented to the touching at Abbotsford in Melbourne's east on January 8, 2016, and March 16, 2019.

The court room was closed to media on Tuesday as one of the complainants gave evidence.

The hearing is due remain behind closed doors on Wednesday as the evidence continues.

Whittaker was Cricket Australia's former head of communications, acting as a spokesman for the organisation during the Cape Town ball tampering scandal in 2018.

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