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IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: S Sreesanth was released by Rajasthan Royals prior to arrest

IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: S Sreesanth was released by Rajasthan Royals prior to arrest

Rajasthan Royals’ S Sreesanth was not with the team in their hotel in Mumbai a day before his arrest © PTI

New Delhi: May 20, 2013

Reports in the media have revealed that S Sreesanth, who was arrested in the early hours of Thursday for spot-fixing, had been sacked by Rajasthan Royals team management. The former India pacer was released from the squad on disciplinary grounds.

Sreesanth is known for his antics on and off the field and Rajasthan captain Rahul Dravid did not want the bowler to play the match against Kings XI Punjab on May 9 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013, as reported by NDTV.

This is the same match that is in question by the Delhi police for alleged spot-fixing. It is in this match that Sreesanth bowled with a towel tucked in his pants in an over to indicate to the bookies.

It is reported that by the time the match against Mumbai Indians on May 15 came about, Sreesanth had been informed to leave the team and a large sum of the financial commitments had been sorted out. He did not stay in the team hotel in Mumbai, but was in the city.

He along with teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested a day after the match at Wankhede stadium. The trio were then flown to Delhi and have been kept in police custody.

Rajasthan announced on Sunday that they will file an official complaint against the players, who are facing charges for spot-fixing in three different IPL matches.

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