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Spot-fixing: Sreesanth, two Rajasthan Royals players arrested by Delhi police

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  1. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    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. The special cell of the Delhi police arrested Sreesanth from his friend's place in Mumbai while the other two cricketers were arrested last 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.

    The Delhi police source said that these players were under the scanner for their role in spot fixing in some of the earlier IPL match 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.

    In a press stament issued after the arrest, Rajasthan Royals said, "We have been informed that 3 of our players have been called in for investigation on spot fixing in matches. We are completely taken by surprise. We do not have the full facts at this point and are unable to confirm anything. We are in touch with the BCCI on this matter. We will fully cooperate with the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation. The management at Rajasthan Royals has a zero-tolerance approach to anything that is against the spirit of the game."

    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.

    IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said he was awaiting details on the incident. Rajasthan Royals CEO Raghu Iyer said that the three players were picked up by Delhi police last night and the team management was co-operating with the investigation.

    "Rajasthan Royals has zero tolerance for corruption and we will take action, if charges are proved," he said.

    Spot-fixing: Sreesanth, two Rajasthan Royals players arrested by Delhi police - Hindustan Times
     
  2. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    S Sreesanth: colourful, emotional, controversial and now facing jail?

    S Sreesanth is probably one of India’s most colourful, contemporary cricketers. Today he was arrested on charges of spot fixing IPL matches. This comes after a line of new-grabbing moments in his cricketing career.

    2006 – it’s the time to disco: Sreesanth’s jig after hitting Andre Nel for a six over long-off is simply unforgettable.

    2007 – best friends with Symonds: Sreesanth couldn’t stay off controversies even when he wasn’t playing. During Australia’s tour to India, he and Andrew Symonds had already had a couple of spats — but Sreesanth took it to another level. During a game which he was sitting out, he got the drinks on the field just when Symonds was dismissed and sledged him.

    2007 – roughing up the English: The match at Trent Bridge will be remembered for Jelly Beans and Sreesanth shoulder-charging Michael Vaughan, bowling a beamer straight at Kevin Pietersen’s head and running through the crease by a couple of feet before unleashing a bouncer from round the wicket at Paul Collingwood. He lost 50 percent of his match fee.

    2008 – Slapgate: The IPL‘s inaugural season saw Harbhajan Singh slap Sreesanth after a Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians match — which left the usually angry pacer in tears.

    Harbhajan was fined and banned from the rest of the tournament. This event keeps resurfacing almost every time Sreesanth is in the middle of a controversy (including this year).

    2009 – Hayden gets a mouthful: Matthew Hayden slammed Sreesanth for three sixes in an over, after which the bowler lost his cool and launched a tirade at the Aussie. Hayden called him an overrated bowler.

    2010-11 – Smith fit: Spat with Graeme Smith during the South Africa tour. Even though Sreesanth came up trumps in that duel, it was later revealed that he had got personal with his remarks against Smith and Paul Harris. Sreesanth in response said he was thankful for the verbal duel — which ‘woke him up’. However, MS Dhoni admitted that the player was hard to control.

    2012 – causing a flight delay: A co-passenger in a Bangalore-Delhi flight alleged Sreesanth of "boorish behaviour" on board the aircraft.

    TR Ravichandran said that Sreesanth got into a "childish argument" with flight attendants when he was asked not to sit near the emergency exit. Ravichandran said other passengers, including himself, objected to Sreesanth’s behaviour which led to delay in take-off of the flight. Sreesanth denied the allegations and said he hardly had any conversation with the passenger and he knew how to behave in public.

    2013 Twitter rant: The Slapgate controversy resurfaced in this year’s IPL after a newspaper headline riled the pacer. He went on a Twitter rant, saying that he was disgusted with the event being brought up again and again. He also called Harbhajan a backstabber and said that the IPL video would show what really happened. The BCCI then issued a warning to Sreesanth for his outburst.

    S Sreesanth: colourful, emotional, controversial and now facing jail? - Firstpost
     
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    Bangladeshi cricketers are professionals. such controversies doesn't belong to them.
     
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    as they say, power tends to corrupt. absolute power corrupts absolutely. its only time when they become famous and corrupt.
     
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    O bhai......IPL mein yesab bahut chalta hai......sirf samne ane ki der hai............if international matches can be fixed, leave alone domestic matches..... :lol:
     
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    Hope he gets jailed, only one thing he's good at is tarnishing Kerala's image. :fie:
     
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    The cry baby from Kerala...... :mrgreen:
     
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    He's Kerala's Cry Express :rofl:
     
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    Kinda validates my disain for IPL and T-20 cricket in general.:coffee:
     
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    I watched upto IPL-3 & lost interest, fixing is obvious, it's becoming a lot like the WWE.
     
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    At least WWE is entertaining (or was at least; haven't watched it in such a long time, so not so sure about the present performers/athletes).
     
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    I too haven't watched WWE in a long time, I was just saying the matches were suspicious from IPL-3 (which was always the case with WWE).
     
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    BCCI suspends Rajasthan Royals' Sreesanth, 2 others after arrest for spot-fixing

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    A combination picture showing three players of Rajasthan Royals (clockwise) Ankeet Chavan, S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila.

    Delhi police special cell arrested three cricketers of the Rajasthan Royals team, including test-discard Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, in a late night raid on Wednesday after surveillance confirmed telephonic talks between bookies in India and Pakistan over betting in the ongoing T20 tournament.

    In a swift follow-up, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ordered suspension of the three till further inquiry. The trio would be produced before a court in Delhi.

    Sreesanth was arrested from his friend's house, while spinners Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were picked up from the team hotel in Mumbai. Apart from the cricketers, seven bookies from Mumbai and two from Delhi have also been arrested, police sources said. Raids were on to nab two more bookies in Delhi.

    In a statement, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said, "The BCCI is shocked and saddened at the recent developments. The BCCI has zero tolerance to corruption. We will offer all cooperation to the Delhi police and all other authorities in their investigations in this matter. The IPL Governing Council has met and decided that the cricketers found involved will be dealt with severely." He said, "It is wholly unfortunate that despite best playing conditions and terms of engagement offered, some players seem to be indulging in such activity."

    All the three would be produced before a court in Delhi.

    Meanwhile, Sreesanth's father Shantakumaran Nair has squarely blamed Indian captain Mahinder Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh for implicating his son in the match-fixing scandal. He said his son was the victim of a larger conspiracy. :hitwall:

    The Mumbai crime branch, which arrested three top bookies, said that a well-established link with some bookies in Pakistan, has been established. It is not ruling out the possibility of the underworld links.

    Discussing the lead, police sources said the calls between India and Pakistan bookies were not disconnected till the end of the Wednesday night match with Mumbai Indians. Around Rs. 400 crore was betted per match on the current T-20 tournament. Everything, right from match result, sixes hit, balls bowled, was up for betting, the sources said and added another former Indian test-discard, who bawled no-balls at a crucial juncture in a match, was also under the scanner.

    BCCI suspends Rajasthan Royals' Sreesanth, 2 others after arrest for spot-fixing - Hindustan Times
     
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    Welcome to :indiandefence:

    That's the case with most people, he need scandals, seems he can't live without them.
     
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    Corruption in India is everywhere........it's in politics, it's in cricket, it's in the people..........I feel really ashamed of that.... :sad:
     
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