IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Players, bookies did elaborate planning, says Delhi Police

Ajit Chandila was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with spot-fixing in Indian Premier League 2013 © AFP

Delhi: May 22, 2013

The Delhi Police has claimed that elaborate planning went into the spot-fixing scandal ahead of Indian Premier League 2013, as reported by Times Now.

They claimed that Jiju Janardhan, the bookie who allegedly has links with S Sreesanth, had bought a new phone and sim from Kerala at the start of the tournament. They also reported that Ajit Chandila had three phones on his name and was in touch with four different bookies.

In a sensational development, 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.

The special cell of the Delhi police arrested Sreesanth from his friend’s place in Mumbai while the other two cricketers were arrested on Wednesday night from the team hotel at Nariman Point for their alleged role in spot-fixing.

The arrest took place immediately after the players returned to their team hotel, following their match against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium. The hosts won by 14 runs.
 
(With inputs from PTI)

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