'More players, matches under scanner '

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 17: The role of more players whose names cropped up during interrogation of the arrested cricketers and bookies in the IPL spot-fixing scandal could be probed, Delhi police said today, as six bookies were held in Tamil Nadu in connection with another IPL betting racket.
Police claimed that Indian pacer Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan--two of the three arrested Rajasthan Royal(RR) players--have "confessed" to the spot-fixing charge but the lawyers of the two cricketers denied their involvement.
Delhi Police is also likely to probe some more IPL matches in the current season even as Sreesanth, Chavan and Ajit Chandila--also a RR player--along with 11 other arrested bookies were subjected to interrogation by its Special Cell.
Asked whether women were used to trap or lure players in the spot-fixing racket, sources replied in the affirmative.
From the investigations so far since the arrests yesterday, Chandila is emerging as the main accused among the three cricketers while Chandresh Patel is believed to be the key link among the bookies.
As investigators in Delhi went into the bottom of the spot-fixing scandal that has sparked an outrage, Tamil Nadu police claimed to have busted a separate betting racket relating to IPL matches with the arrest of six bookies in Chennai and recovered Rs 14 lakh in cash.
The suspected mastermind was operating from Delhi, Crime Branch-CID SPs Perumal and S Rajeshwari told reporters in Chennai. The arrests followed searches at 13 locations in Chennai based on a tip-off.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 May 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 18 May 2013 00:00:00 IST




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