Trio pleads guilty
The role of more players whose names cropped up during interrogation of the arrested cricketers and bookies in the IPL spot-fixing scandal could be...
The role of more players whose names cropped up during interrogation of the arrested cricketers and bookies in the IPL spot-fixing scandal could be probed, Delhi police said today, as six bookies were held in Tamil Nadu in connection with another IPL betting racket.
Police claimed that Indian pacer Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan--two of the three arrested Rajasthan Royal (RR) players--have "confessed" to the spot-fixing charge but the lawyers of the two cricketers denied their involvement.
Delhi Police is also likely to probe some more IPL matches in the current season even as Sreesanth, Chavan and Ajit Chandila--also a RR player--along with 11 other arrested bookies were subjected to interrogation by its Special Cell.
Asked whether women were used to trap or lure players in the spot-fixing racket, sources replied in the affirmative.A It has also emerged that the arrested bookies tried to lure three players, including two foreigners, with the help of Chandila, to be part of the spot-fixing racket. The players - Brad Hogg, Kevin Cooper and Siddharth Trivedi - however, spurned their invite to join a party at Jaipur for clinching the deal, the sources said.
Sources said Sreesant, Chavan and Amit Singh, a cricketer-turned-bookie, broke into tears when they were being grilled by the police sleuths. From the investigations so far since the arrests on Thursday, Chandila is emerging as the main accused among the three cricketers while Chandresh Patel is believed to be the key link among the bookies.