Corruption in the IPL May 28, 2013

Sreesanth sent to judicial custody

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 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.

  • r on May 29, 2013, 4:30 GMT

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

  • Chetan 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..

  • Simon 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.

  • Naser 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...

  • Tanmay 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???...

  • Dummy4 on May 28, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Sad situ. it is no more Gentleman's game

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 on May 28, 2013, 16:13 GMT

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

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