Spot fixing: Delhi Police to carry out more raids

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New Delhi, May 18: The Delhi Police is likely to carry out more raids on Saturday in connection with the spot fixing scandal which rocked this year's Indian premier League (IPL).

The police has sent its team to Ahmedabad and Mumbai and has been assured of recovering spot-fixing money within 24 hours. Meanwhile, the Jaipur Police will submit call records of different bookies and has seized 300 mobiles from bookies in the past couple of months.


Six bookies were held in Tamil Nadu on Friday in connection with another IPL betting racket and one each was caught in Mumbai and Delhi. Eleven bookies were arrested along with S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, the three Rajasthan Royals cricketers, who have reportedly confessed to their crime of spot fixing in their team's matches in the IPL.

IPL chief Rajiv Shukla on Friday said that the BCCI will take strict action against those found guilty. The three cricketers have been suspended by the cricket board in the wake of the incident.

Investigators were also suspecting spot fixing in some of the previous matches in the tournament. Even matches in last year's edition were not above suspicion. Police were particularly suspicious after the Rajasthan Royals lost the match by failing to score 12 runs in 12 balls with as many as eight wickets in hand.

This angle was revealed during the interrogation of arrested cricketer-turned-bookie Amit Singh, who had played in the 2012 edition of the IPL and was ignored this time owing to a suspected bowling action.

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