India Under-19 and Rajasthan Royals cricketer Harmeet Singh on Thursday revealed that Ajit Chandila was contacted by three bookies — Mannan, Jeetender alias Jeetu and another unnamed person at a Mumbai hotel, asking to influence Australian all-rounder Shane Watson.
But Chandila refused by saying Watson "was too big for his boots”, reports Times of India.
Harmeet confirmed that he was present in the hotel room in mid-February. His statement was recorded before the magistrate at Saket court. However, special cell is yet to gather evidence of bookies approaching Watson. Meanwhile, Harmeet was given a clean chit as he wasn’t involved in IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy.
Harmeet was approached by bookies, however, they gave up the idea of using him as they felt he was "young" and could not do much for them, Delhi Police claimed.
 The Mumbai left-arm spinner first met Chandila and Ankeet Chavan during their Air India days. Police clarified that Harmeet had to listen to Chandila as the latter was nine years older to the left-arm spinner.