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Spot-fixing: 'more matches under scanner, 1 held bookie was a RR player'
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New Delhi, May 17, 2013
First Published: 11:22 IST(17/5/2013)
Last Updated: 14:19 IST(17/5/2013)

Amit Singh, one of the bookies arrested by the police in the latest T20 spot-fixing case, is a former Rajasthan Royals player, according to media reports.

Reportedly, Singh was in the Rajasthan Royals' squad from 2009 to 2012 and played 23 matches during his four-year stint with the franchise.

According to latest media reports, Sreesanth was on Friday cooperating with the investigators though he was defiant on Thursday. They also said that the bookies gave players a lot of assurances and used all kinds of allurements to attract the players.

There are also reports that about 15 T20 matches are under scanner at the moment.

Indian cricket's reputation was dragged through the mud on Thursday and a billion fans were left feeling betrayed as three players, international S Sreesanth and lesser lights Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were arrested for spot fixing in the domestic T20 league. The cricketers, who represent the Rajasthan Royals franchise, were held in Mumbai for spot-fixing - altering the outcome of an event during the game in exchange for money - and flown to Delhi to face the music.

They were taken to court, faces covered with black cloths, in the evening.

When their shaken teammates take the field for their next game on Friday, the trio will be in police custody.

The fall was steepest for 30-year-old Sreesanth, a talented but troubled fast bowler who played the last of his 27 Tests for India nearly two years ago.


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