Cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan confessed to spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ankeet Chavan was the first to accept his role in spot-fixing during questioned by Delhi Police . Later, it was the turn of Sreesanth, while the third player, Ajit Chandila, has not yet accepted the charges.
"Sreesanth has confessed to spot-fixing. He was teary eyed during interrogation," a Delhi Police official said today.
The three were sent to a five-day police custody after being brought to Delhi from Mumbai, where they were arrested. The trio were questioned today by officials of Delhi Police Special Cell. Besides the three cricketers, Delhi Police have also arrested 11 bookies for alleged spot-fixing.
The Delhi Police is also investigating whether spot-fixing took place in anyother matches involving Rajasthan Royals in the T20 League. So far concrete evidence has emerged only in three matches on May five, nine and 15 and three players - Sreeshant, Ajit Chandela and Ankeet Chavan, were arrested, besides 11 bookies.
Mumbai police on Saturday, May 18 raided the hotel room where Sreesanth had lodged in the city. The cops seized his laptop, i-Pad, cash money and many more.
According to police sources, data, which have been recovered from the laptop, diary, i-Pad, revealed shocking evidence against the cricketer. The cricketer was arrested by Delhi police over his alleged role in IPL spot fixing scandal. He has been suspended by Board of Cricket Counsel of India (BCCI).