IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: S Sreesanth’s lawyer may apply for bail

Sources said that S Sreesanth threw tantrums when he was confronted by police © Getty Images

New Delhi: May 20, 2013

As the spot-fixing saga stretches into its fifth day with the three Rajasthan Royals players – S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan – being interrogated by the Delhi Police, Sreesanth’s lawyer could apply for bail, as reported by CNN IBN.

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 the Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium, which the hosts won by 14 runs.

The Delhi police source said that these players were under the scanner for their role in spot-fixing in some of the earlier Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 matches although they did not elaborate which matches were under scrutiny.

The police have also arrested seven bookies in Mumbai and three bookies in Delhi in connection with the same case. They are looking for two more bookies in Delhi.

The development comes as a shock for the IPL authorities who have time and again grappled with controversies and scandals ever since the league was launched in 2008.

(With inputs from PTI)

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