A bookie has told Mumbai Police that four Sunrisers Hyderabad players were involved in match-fixing during the team's debut season in the Indian Premier League, according to a report in the Deccan Chronicle.
Chandresh Shivlal Patel, the Mumbai-based bookie, has alleged in his statement to Mumbai Police Crime Branch that Hyderabad players Thisara Perera, Hanuma Vihari, Karan Sharma and Ashish Reddy fixed a match for Rupees six crores. Patel's statement figures in the chargesheet filed by Mumbai Police on Saturday. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket has rubbished allegations against Perera, who is currently playing in the Champions League T20.
Patel was arrested by the Delhi Police special cell from a Mumbai hotel. He reportedly met the four players in Pune and fixed the deal with the help of other bookies, says the report. It is believed, Mumbai Police made calls to Ashish Reddy and Hanuma Vihari for their comments on Sunday but they went unanswered.