Sreesanth no-ball: When an umpiring faux pas upset bookies

Investigations reveal the Rajasthan Royals pacer had bowled a no-ball to allegedly 'fulfill' his spot-fixing obligations, but the umpire failed to spot the error, which in turn enraged the bookies.

updated: May 23, 2013 11:59 IST
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Police sources say there was a furore among bookies after Sreesanth's no-ball in the May 9 match went unnoticed by the umpires.

Not only did the bookies threaten and abuse Sreesanth, they held back his due payments. However, the fast bowler insisted on being paid and demanded a doubling of his rate. When Sreesanth's aid Jiju Janardhan called up the bookies to talk about the goof-up, the bookies told him they would revert about the payments.

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