<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ajit Chandila deceived me into meeting bookies, Harmeet Singh tells Ravi Sawani" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130707123127.jpg" title="Ajit Chandila deceived me into meeting bookies, Harmeet Singh tells Ravi Sawani" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Harmeet Singh (above) was questioned by the BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ravi Sawani on Saturday © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Jul 7, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> India Under-19 cricketer <a href="/tags/Harmeet-Singh/post" target="_blank">Harmeet Singh</a> in a statement to the Indian cricket board’s anti-corruption and security unit chief <a href="/tags/Ravi-Sawani/post" target="_blank">Ravi Sawani</a> said that his Rajasthan Royals teammate <a href="/tags/Ajit-Chandila/post" target="_blank">Ajit Chandila</a> deceived him into <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/IPL-spot-fixing-controversy-Bookie-Jitendra-Singh-tried-to-rope-in-Rajasthan-Royals-Harmeet-Singh/28440" target="_blank">meeting the bookies</a>.<br /> <br /> "Ajit deceived me into meeting them. I did not even know their names. When I asked Ajit who they were, he brushed aside the topic and claimed they were like his brothers," Harmeet was quoted by <em>Hindustan Times</em>.<br /> <br /> "It was only when Delhi police showed me their photographs could I recognise them."<br /> <br /> According to reports, Harmeet is yet to be <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/IPL-2013-spot-fixing-controversy-Harmeet-Singh-suspended-by-BCCI/28651" target="_blank">suspended by BCCI</a> and nor the board has issued a show-cause notice against him.<br /> <br /> Earlier, bookie Jitender Singh revealed that he had tried to get Harmeet involved in spot-fixing, however he stepped back as the cricketer was too young.<br /> <br /> Harmeet met Sawani in Mumbai on Saturday evening. In his statement, he clarified that he wasn’t offered any gifts by the bookies.<br /> <br /> "They never offered me any gifts or money. I could not report about them to the team officials as I had no idea."<br /> <br /> Harmeet old Sawani that when the initial reports of <a href="/tags/IPL-2013-spot-fixing-controversy/post" target="_blank">IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy</a> broke out, he was too scared to speak about it to anyone including his father.<br /> <br /> The 20-year-old couldn’t sign contract with Vidarbha due to the spot-fixing controversy, from where he is supposed to play First-Class matches this season. Although, Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) clarified that Harmeet was not dropped from VCA XI side last week.