IPL spot-fixing: Plot thickens, BCCI meet on Sunday

The police had alleged Sreesanth promised bookies to concede at least 14 runs in his second over against Kings XI Punjab on May 9 in exchange for Rs 40 lakh. The police claimed Sreesanth flagged the over for the bookies' benefit by tucking a towel in his trousers.

updated: May 18, 2013 23:56 IST
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A day after the Delhi Police arrested three Rajasthan Royals players - S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the Pepsi Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India scheduled an emergency meeting of its working committee in Chennai for Sunday (May 19). The decision came on the back of a flurry of "leaked reports" emanating from Delhi - where the three cricketers are being interrogated by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police - that claimed more players could be involved in the case. Unconfirmed reports suggested two more players from the Royals' squad are under the scanner.

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The BCCI also confirmed the arrest and suspension of Amit Singh, the Gujarat and former Rajasthan Royals cricketer. One of the 14 people arrested in connection with the case on Thursday, Amit is accused of being the "talent-spotter" for the bookies. Amit, who played 24 matches for Rajasthan Royals in four editions from 2009 to 2012 (taking 28 wickets and even bagging one Man of the Match award in the 2009 edition), allegedly used his access to his former teammates to approach them for spot-fixing. Media reports claimed that Amit contacted players on behalf of a bookie named Chandresh, who has also been arrested. Amit, who was banned in 2012 because of a suspect bowling action, last played an IPL match in May 2012.

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