A Delhi court has granted bail to Test cricketer S Sreesanth and 18 other people arrested on allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It has also rejected the Delhi Police plea seeking framing of charges under the stringent MCOCA against them.
They will have to surrender their passports and they cannot travel abroad, but they are free to travel within the country, the court held. Among those granted bail today are alleged bookie and Sreesanth's friend Jiju Janardhan and cricketer Ankeet Chavan. A third Rajasthan Royals player arrested in the case, Ajit Chandila, had not applied for bail.
The cricketers and others were arrested last month on charges of spot-fixing. They will be released from Delhi's Tihar Jail on Tuesday.