Bookies used Rajasthan Royals' pacer Amit Singh to fix deals, say cops

Gujarat's Ranji Trophy pacer Amit Singh was nabbed by the police in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League. Singh had made his IPL debut in 2009 under Shane Warne's captaincy

updated: May 17, 2013 11:24 IST
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Among the 14 people arrested on Thursday in the massive spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League, is Gujarat pacer Amit Singh. This former Rajsathan Royals player is accused by the police of being the "talent-spotter" for the bookies.

In his press conference yesterday, Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar had indicated the presence of middlemen in fixing deals. In the police's books, Singh's name figures as Amit Kumar.

Singh, who has played for the Royals in four editions of the game, allegedly used his access to his former teammates to play middleman and approach them for spot-fixing. Police sources said he got in touch with players on behalf of a bookie named Chandresh, who has also been arrested.

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