IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: D Company threatened young cricketers into fixing deals

Players were thratened with names of Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon if they refused to accept the deals © PTI

New Delhi: May 19, 2013

An official of the  Delhi Police on Sunday revealed that young cricketers could get easily threatened by the names of Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, and can get involved in spot-fixing deals

According to a report on Zee News, some gangsters controlling the bookies were told to intimidate and even threaten the players who refused to budge and take money for fixing.

A Delhi Police source was quoted saying that the names likes Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon were enough to scare the youngsters and push them into the scandal.

“Sometimes, when a player refused to take money, he was threatened. Anybody would be scared hearing the names of Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon. But we need to verify all these things,” said a Delhi Police source.

The reported also said that the gangsters were furious with Ajit Chandila — one of the three accused in the spot-fixing saga — who failed to indicate the bookies that he was going to bowl as per instructions in the match against Pune Warriors India. The transcripts of the telephonic conversation revealed that Chandila was asked to get his act together of could face consequences.

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