"I managed to talk to Sree this evening. He stoutly denied the charges raised by the Delhi police. He told me he would be the last person to disown the game like this," said his mother Savithri Devi.
Meanwhile Jiju Janardhanan's father K Janardhanan said his son and Sreesanth knew each other from their MRF Pace Foundation days in Chennai.
"Though he represented Under 14 and 19 in Gujarat, Jiju couldn't make big in the sport. We have been helping him financially all these days. If he had committed any crime he deserved punishment also," Janardhanan, a resident of Kannur (north Kerala), said. Delhi police had claimed that Jiju was the main conduit between spot-fixers and Sreesanth.