BY admin | May 16, 2013
IPL match fixing 2013 allegations seem to be coming true. Sreesanth and 2 other Rajasthan Royals players have been arrested for spot fixing
(NVONews.Com) In a shocking development speedster S Sreesanth and two other players of Indian Premier League (IPL) have been arrested for spot fixing of several matches in the ongoing IPL 6. Delhi Police officials have said that they had missed several opportunities of arresting the said players during this season despite having clear evidences. But now it pounced on the opportunity and arrested the players besides around seven bookies in the case.
Reports suggest that there may be more arrests in the case in the days to come as investigation was in early stage.
Allegations of match fixing or spot fixing in IPL are as old as IPL itself and there have been numerous reports about bookies fixing players and then twisting the game as ordered by their paymasters (bookies). It is amazing to see these players who have been paid lakhs and lakhs of rupees still trying to mint more money by going for spot fixing or match fixing.
Besides Sreesanth, the other two layers who have been netted by Delhi Police in spot fixing are Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila. Investigations into the allegations reveal that many matches played in Mumbai and Mohali, in Punjab were fixed by bookies and the players.
Delhi Police Special Cell officials who have been handling and investigating into the match fixing say they have recovered substantial amount of money. Besides they also possess proof of transaction between players and bookies. Rajasthan Royals Team in a statement said they have been shocked by the development and they are in touch with BCCI on the issue.