IPL: Bookies made MMS to blackmail Sreesanth, cricketers?

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New Delhi, May 19: Delhi police reportedly have begun to probe whether the cricketers including Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan were filmed in MMS with escorts. It is believed that the bookies might have used the MMS to blackmail the players to indulge in spot fixing.

One of the arrested bookies - Chandresh Patel informed police that they had plans to film the cricketers, however, they did not succeed in executing their plans. Patel, according to sources, claimed that they had received instructions from Dubai and planned to secretly tape the players while they were with women.

However, Delhi police have been trying to find out MMS link with the spot fixing scandal, said a report published in Times of India. Chandila's lawyer earlier had claimed that his client was threatened by underworld dons.

Meanwhile, reports emerged saying Sreesanth confessed to police that his close aide, bookie Jiju Janardhan allegedly had tried to make him MMS in a hotel room in Mumbai. Jiju alias Biju is said to be the link between the bookies and Sreesanth.

Mumbai police recently have seized Sreesanth and Jiju's laptops, iPads, mobile phone and cash (Rs 72,000) from hotel rooms in the city. It was learnt that escorts were used to lure the cricketers to land in the trap of bookies.

Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested for spot-fixing during their team's matches and received up to Rs 60 lakh for conceding runs in one over as per arrangements with bookies. The players were suspended by the BCCI.

It was also alleged that Sreesanth was found along with a girl in his hotel room at the time of his arrest on Thursday, May 16. It was also reported that another player, not involved in spot fixing, also availed the escort service provided by the bookies.

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