Corruption in the IPL May 28, 2013

Sreesanth sent to judicial custody

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Sreesanth, the India and Rajasthan Royals seamer arrested on charges of spot-fixing, has been remanded in judicial custody by a Delhi court till June 4. Sreesanth had been placed in police custody, and the Delhi Police had sought a two-day extension.

Sreesanth had applied for bail on May 26. He was one of three Royals cricketers - Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila being the others - arrested on May 16, following which they were suspended by the BCCI pending an inquiry. Chavan's bail plea in order to get married on June 2 was rejected by a Delhi court and he will also remain in judicial custody until June 4.

Royals had suspended the contracts of all three players and also filed a police complaint against them. The players were allegedly promised money ranging from US$36,000 to 109,000 by bookies for each over of under-performance.

Eleven bookies were also arrested along with the three players on May 16. One of the middlemen was identified as Jiju Janardhan, described by the police as Sreesanth's close friend and team-mate at the Ernakulam club. Delhi Police had registered cases under the Indian Penal Code section 420 and 120B, which deal with fraud, cheating, and criminal conspiracy.

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  • on May 29, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    Idont think any big fish involve this don't blame any if u not sure. This sport still is good.deserve punish who did wrong with this.

  • on May 29, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    Let the processes continue and whoever is found on the wrong side of law must face punishment to the full extent of the law.

  • cricinfo_2010 on May 29, 2013, 4:30 GMT

    Now I know why cricinfo mentions 'scheduled matches' as "FIXtures" -:). Sorry for my ignorance for long time.

  • EverybodylovesSachin on May 29, 2013, 3:12 GMT

    This is no news at all ..Come on cricinfo.. Please stop giving this news only do once thery are convicted. This is not a tabloid news site..

  • Simoc on May 28, 2013, 23:30 GMT

    This seems tough justice. He will have done the time before being found allegedly guilty. If found not guilty, to bad. It's good for others contemplating match fixing to see what lies ahead. Jail time first, then a trial, ruined for life what-ever.

  • SMAM-Jameel on May 28, 2013, 22:16 GMT

    Now the Cricket is no more Gentlemen's game. Give very hard punishment to the guilty players in cheating and spot fixing...

  • tanstell87 on May 28, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    Sreesanth what have you done??....part of India's World Cup winning squads of World T20 2007, World Cup 2011 & CB series 2008...why Shree why???...

  • on May 28, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Sad situ. it is no more Gentleman's game

  • on May 28, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Will all the big fishes escape and only Sree gets punished?I hope the real truth comes out and not get stuck in the middle.The fans of cricket needs to know the truth.Already so many have lost interest in cricket thinking that all matches are fixed.

  • on May 28, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    @Jose Puliampatta ...or your mind's premonition

  • on May 29, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    Idont think any big fish involve this don't blame any if u not sure. This sport still is good.deserve punish who did wrong with this.

  • on May 29, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    Let the processes continue and whoever is found on the wrong side of law must face punishment to the full extent of the law.

  • cricinfo_2010 on May 29, 2013, 4:30 GMT

    Now I know why cricinfo mentions 'scheduled matches' as "FIXtures" -:). Sorry for my ignorance for long time.

  • EverybodylovesSachin on May 29, 2013, 3:12 GMT

    This is no news at all ..Come on cricinfo.. Please stop giving this news only do once thery are convicted. This is not a tabloid news site..

  • Simoc on May 28, 2013, 23:30 GMT

    This seems tough justice. He will have done the time before being found allegedly guilty. If found not guilty, to bad. It's good for others contemplating match fixing to see what lies ahead. Jail time first, then a trial, ruined for life what-ever.

  • SMAM-Jameel on May 28, 2013, 22:16 GMT

    Now the Cricket is no more Gentlemen's game. Give very hard punishment to the guilty players in cheating and spot fixing...

  • tanstell87 on May 28, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    Sreesanth what have you done??....part of India's World Cup winning squads of World T20 2007, World Cup 2011 & CB series 2008...why Shree why???...

  • on May 28, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Sad situ. it is no more Gentleman's game

  • on May 28, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    Will all the big fishes escape and only Sree gets punished?I hope the real truth comes out and not get stuck in the middle.The fans of cricket needs to know the truth.Already so many have lost interest in cricket thinking that all matches are fixed.

  • on May 28, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    @Jose Puliampatta ...or your mind's premonition

  • A.Ak on May 28, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    People should understand betting is different from spot-fixing. Everyone do betting, either to make money or just for fun (similar to Casino or lottery). I don't see any cheating or wrong in it.

  • santhoo24 on May 28, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    not supporting match/spot fixing, what would one do other than to comply if they receive death threats from under-world?

  • somethingdifferent on May 28, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    I think we should be realistic, the investigations are going on and nothing has been proved so far. I am not saying that they did not do the spot fixing but give them the benefit of doubt until it is clearly proven. Even then one should dig deep into reasons for such an act, was it for money if so then definitely they are greedy and punishable. But if I know correctly the betting mafia is so strong that if they approach a player he can not say no to them because of safety of himself and his family. If he did such an act out of fear then it changes the whole scenario. Anyone would do anything to safeguard our families. Please lets not jump to conclusions.

  • on May 28, 2013, 15:03 GMT

    @Sports4Youth . I agree with your wonderment about Sreesanth. Look at Gurunath. He had even more wealth. And power & influence! What makes these young men behave in this manner? Some self-destructive tendencies?

    Hope, this is not a new trend; but only exceptions! These are interesting times; when we live on hope! In many spheres of life, whether sports or economy or social norms!

  • on May 28, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Custody is not good for mental health being - which ever it may be! If any I would chose judicial over police...

  • on May 28, 2013, 13:55 GMT

    Theses players have brought great shame to tamil nadu... when will this be over?

  • drivecricket on May 28, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    Please ask him to remove that Roger Federer T-shirt...its a shame and he dosent deserve to wear Roger Federer t-shirt..

  • chakor16 on May 28, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    Judicial custody means that the accused is technically in the custody of the Magistrate. Police can not interrogate a person in judicial custody without permission of the concerned Magistrate/court.

  • on May 28, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    @Cricketmaan. Police custody is when they are housed in the police station and interrogated, while Judicial custody is when the Judge has jailed the suspect while the investigation is undergoing.

  • CricketMaan on May 28, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    Whatz is the diff between judicial and police custody?

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  • CricketMaan on May 28, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    Whatz is the diff between judicial and police custody?

  • on May 28, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    @Cricketmaan. Police custody is when they are housed in the police station and interrogated, while Judicial custody is when the Judge has jailed the suspect while the investigation is undergoing.

  • chakor16 on May 28, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    Judicial custody means that the accused is technically in the custody of the Magistrate. Police can not interrogate a person in judicial custody without permission of the concerned Magistrate/court.

  • drivecricket on May 28, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    Please ask him to remove that Roger Federer T-shirt...its a shame and he dosent deserve to wear Roger Federer t-shirt..

  • on May 28, 2013, 13:55 GMT

    Theses players have brought great shame to tamil nadu... when will this be over?

  • on May 28, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Custody is not good for mental health being - which ever it may be! If any I would chose judicial over police...

  • on May 28, 2013, 15:03 GMT

    @Sports4Youth . I agree with your wonderment about Sreesanth. Look at Gurunath. He had even more wealth. And power & influence! What makes these young men behave in this manner? Some self-destructive tendencies?

    Hope, this is not a new trend; but only exceptions! These are interesting times; when we live on hope! In many spheres of life, whether sports or economy or social norms!

  • somethingdifferent on May 28, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    I think we should be realistic, the investigations are going on and nothing has been proved so far. I am not saying that they did not do the spot fixing but give them the benefit of doubt until it is clearly proven. Even then one should dig deep into reasons for such an act, was it for money if so then definitely they are greedy and punishable. But if I know correctly the betting mafia is so strong that if they approach a player he can not say no to them because of safety of himself and his family. If he did such an act out of fear then it changes the whole scenario. Anyone would do anything to safeguard our families. Please lets not jump to conclusions.

  • santhoo24 on May 28, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    not supporting match/spot fixing, what would one do other than to comply if they receive death threats from under-world?

  • A.Ak on May 28, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    People should understand betting is different from spot-fixing. Everyone do betting, either to make money or just for fun (similar to Casino or lottery). I don't see any cheating or wrong in it.