Spot fixing: 3 more players, 1 more team under scanner

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New Delhi, May 23: At least three more players and one more IPL team is under the scanner for spot-fixing in the tournament, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar disclosed on Thursday.

This is in addition to S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila of Rajasthan Royals who have been arrested by the police for alleged spot-fixing in three different matches.

"We are investigating role of another team and three more players. However, I cannot disclose the names as we are in the process of gathering evidence," Kumar said.

Asked whether police hoped to gather evidence against the players under its scanner as they would be extra cautious, the Commissioner said with a smile "may be, they have already committed the crime."

Asked what amount of money could be involved in the betting racket, Kumar said it was not possible to have any firm figure but it must be running into hundreds of crores of rupees.

"Look we are investigating and the chain of bookies and number of people involved in betting in a long chain. It is extremely difficult to ascertain this," he said.

The Commissioner said that the focus of the police was in completing the investigation into the present case as soon as possible and submit a charge sheet in 60 days.

"We will try to charge sheet the accused in 60 days so that they are not released on bail," he said.

PTI

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