IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Former Rajasthan Royals bowler Amit Singh suspended by BCCI

Amit Singh (R) played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League from 2009 to 2012 © AFP

New Delhi: May 17, 2013

Former Rajasthan Royals player Amit Singh, who was arrested as one of the bookies, has been suspended by the BCCI.

He was arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing controversy. Current Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were also arrested.

“Mr. Amit Singh, a registered player with the Gujarat Cricket Association, who has also been arrested by the Delhi Police, has been suspended by the BCCI, pending inquiry,” the BCCI statement read.

Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar had referred to Amit as Amit Kumar, a bookie on Thursday but later it emerged that he was in fact a player who turned up in 23 IPL matches before being released by Rajasthan following the last year’s season.

Singh is a pacer from Gujarat and played for the Royals from 2009 to 2012. The police have said that he is a ‘talent spotter’ for the bookies.

According to the police, being a cricketer himself he got access to other cricketers and played middleman.

Singh was banned last year for a suspect bowling action.

(With inputs from PTI)

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