S Sreesanth rubbishes towel talk

Life-banned fast bowler negates accusation of towel being used as a signal to bookies

updated: September 16, 2013 14:56 IST
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Mumbai: India fast bowler S Sreeesanth maintains he is innocent in the spot fixing saga, the Board of Control for Cricket in India's life ban notwithstanding. In a letter to the BCCI, Sreesanth has touched upon the charge relating to him putting a towel in his trouser to signal to bookies that runs would be given away.

In May, the then Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar revealed: "In certain overs they (the players) were supposed to give away a certain amount of runs. The bookies gave players instructions that they have to indicate that they would give away these runs. The instructions were 'put the towel in your trousers or take time setting up the field or take out the shirt or the vests that you are wearing'."

In Sreesanth's letter to the BCCI, he said, "There is absolutely no reliable material even to find out a charge of fixing against me. What is relied upon is the alleged conversation between my friend Shri Jiju Janardhanan a fellow cricketer and some others. Shri Jiju Janardhanan is very much familiar with my mannerism and habit in the cricket field as he knows me from the age of 18.

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