A video of a bookie, who had produced a Bengali film, and nine of his associates were arrested in Kolkata, police said Thursday, adding that they were investigating if the culprits had links with the ongoing IPL spot fixing controversy.
Bookie Ajit Surekha and others were nabbed Wednesday night from their hideout in the Ultadanga area of north Kolkata during a joint operation by police's special task force and detective department, an official said.
While probe was on regarding their involvement in the ongoing IPL spot fixing controversy, initial investigation has revealed they bet on a match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
About Rs.3 lakh in cash, several mobile phones and a laptop were seized, police
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Friday said he felt bad for Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid who had to "contend with people like Greg Chappell and S Sreesanth" during his captaincy stints for the country and the IPL franchisee respectively.
A day after Sreesanth and two other Royals players — Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila — were arrested for spot fixing, Ganguly told a television channel: "I really feel bad for Rahul. It's his sheer bad luck. First he had Greg Chappell (as India coach) when he led India. Now he has to contend with Sreesanth. These two people have created confusion."
Chappell, Ganguly's bete noire, was the coach of the India team when Dravid succeeded Ganguly. Chappell continued as
A video of Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist taking the wicket of Mumbai Indians' Harbhajan Singh in his final Indian Premier League match on Saturday at Dharamsala,
Kings XI Punjab finished on a winning note by beating table-toppers Mumbai Indians by 50 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Saturday. It was also the last match of their captain, Adam Gilchrist, who has announced his retirement from the format.
In a surprise, Kings XI skipper Gilchrist, already knowing that they had won the match decided to bowl the last over and picked up a wicket on the first ball that of Harbhajan Singh (5), who was caught at long-on.
Ankeet Chavan reportedly confessed to spot-fixing in IPL matches, the families and lawyers of the three arrested Rajasthan Royals players, including fast bowler S Sreesanth, on Friday maintained they were innocent.
According to police, the three accused, have been kept at the Lodhi Colony special cell of Delhi Police.
The first to break down was Chavan, a senior police official told IANS.
"He broke down when we questioned him. He accepted that he made a mistake. He also accepted his role in the spot-fixing," he added.
The three Indian Premier League (IPL) players were on Thursday remanded to five days' police custody after their arrest in Mumbai late the previous day.
A video of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India at Ranchi on Wednesday.
Yusuf Pathan's unusual dismissal ended his blazing knock and eliminated KKR from IPL's sixth edition.
Pathan (72 off 44 balls) looked set to win it for Kolkata until he was given out for obstructing the field. His wicket proved to be the turning point as the hosts fell short of Pune's 170 for four by seven runs. Kolkata ended at 163 for seven.
With the loss, slim hopes of Kolkata making the play-off dashed while the fine win for Pune ended their 10-match losing streak.
Kolkata were going along nicely when Pathan and Ryan ten Doeschate (42 off 30) were in the middle. They needed 49 off the last 30
A video of Sachin Tendulkar's first Test wicket. It was Merv Hughes of Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia were battling to save the Test match. Tendulkar bowled a fastish delivery which Hughes guided and the ball flew to the first slip. Manoj Prabhakar caught a blinder just behind his body a one handed ripper to give Tendulkar his first Test wicket.
Earlier Tendulkar had scored an unbeaten 148 and thus became the youngest centurion on the Australian side aged 18 years.
A video of the 44th Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday night.
An unbeaten 66 of 42 balls by David Warner and fielding proved to be the difference as Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets for their second successive win in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.
The new stadium here seems to be a happy hunting ground for the Daredevils. After winning just one match elsewhere in the entire tournament, they have won the last two matches played here.
Delhi through some brilliant fielding restricted the Knight Riders to 136 for seven. Kolkata on the other hand were abysmal in the