The family of Kerala pacer S Sreesanth, who has been arrested on allegations of spot-fixing, has said his son is innocent and has alleged a conspiracy to end his cricket career
Shanthakumaran Nair has been quoted in media reports as alleging that some of Sreesanth's teammates did not want him to be a part of the Indian team and so had conspired against him.
Sreesanth is not new to controversy. In recent weeks he reopened the controversial "slapgate" episode of 2008 that featured a skirmish between him and spinner Harbhajan after an IPL match and had called Harbhajan "a backstabber," in a series of emotional tweets. He later deleted those tweets.