Neeraj Kumar, Commissioner of Delhi Police, has been at the forefront of the spot-fixing investigation over the past week. Speaking to Wisden India, Kumar confirmed that at least four - not three as reported earlier - more cricketers are on their radar, and he thinks that with the material the police have at their disposal, the chances of the arrested cricketers getting bail is remote. Excerpts:
Mr Kumar, it's been just over a week since you arrested S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. How has the case progressed so far?
The investigation has progressed very well from our point of view. We have made lots of recoveries from the hotel rooms, and other premises of the cricketers; we have collected voice samples from the three of them, which have been sent to the forensic lab for matching with our intercepts. Now, a stage has been reached where we are very close to another team, and we have received information about three ... no, four players from that team.