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.