IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Rajasthan Royals urge media to show restraint

S Sreesanth (L), Ankeet Chavan (C) and Ajit Chandila (R) were arrested for spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League 2013 © PTI

New Delhi: May 20, 2013

Rajasthan Royals franchise has urged the media to restrain from indulging in guess work by speculating on more player involvement without substantial proof. They warned the media saying they would “pursue any defamation with the utmost vigour.”

This follows events after Indian paceman S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by the Delhi police on the charges of spot-fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.

Sources revealed there might be other players involved in various other cases.

The franchise released a statement. “The reputational impact on the franchise, our players, our stakeholders, and the game has been immense. The actions must be punished,” as reported by First Post.

The BCCI had a working committee meeting on Sunday to discuss about the issue. Following that the Rajasthan Royals reiterated their zero tolerance approach to spot or match fixing and said they will be filing an FIR with the Delhi Police.

(With inputs from PTI)

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