Full transcript February 9, 2007

Samuels in conversation with Kochar

Below is the transcript of the conversation the Nagpur police say took place between Marlon Samuels and Mukesh Kochar, an alleged bookie, before the India-West Indies match at Nagpur on January 21. Samuels was staying in Room 206 of the Pride Hotel in the city. The transcript is verbatim from the police records

Bookie: Connect to 206

Reception: 206, sir?

Bookie: Yes

Rec: Hello, room no 206, Marlon

Bookie: Hello, how are you Marlon?

206: not clear

Bookie: Just relax buddy

206: Just relax

Bookie: Hello my son, that's way I am here, came for my some work and am held up

206: OK

Bookie: Tomorrow night I am going back

206: OK

Bookie: So how are things with you and how is the preparation?

206: Preparation is good enough

Bookie: Well, wish you all the best

206: Thanks

Bookie: You play well

206: (Not clear) Talking to Robinson

Bookie: Robinson...Yes

206: Yes, our fielding well

Bookie: Ya, good that's a high-scoring game

206: Early in the morning... Batting move around the pitch...

Bookie: an in the evening lower down

206: Slow down...

Bookie: What you think that, who will bat...

206: Well...

Bookie: Who, who?

206: Dwayne (not clear) He's is making a debut tomorrow...

Bookie: New batsman, bowlers...

206: All-rounder...

Bookie: He are a good player...

206: Making debut

Bookie: Ya, I can understand that Chris is in form...

206: (Not clear)...

Bookie: And how is your batting going on?

206: My batting is good...

Bookie: Big... a... tall score tomorrow

206: (Not clear)

Room no 206: (not clear)

Bookie: When do you get down to bowl

206: (not clear)

Bookie: Which over you will be bowling

206: One down

Bookie: Normally after 17th or 18th over

206: By tomorrow... (not clear) than I can bowl... (not clear)

Bookie: He is seamer or spinner

206: Seamer

Bookie: He is a seamer, who will start bowling tomorrow

206: Dwayne

Bookie: Dwayne

206: Dwayne, tail and Bradshaw

Bookie: Tail and Bradshaw, they will open. You will be as the third bowler

206: Jerome Taylor, Chris Gayle will be 4th and 5th bowling

Bookie: You have got a nice allrounder team now

Bookie: As a first match, I want you to play well confident and don't hurry up, don't give the catches, play well, consolidate your position as well as possible if even if you can want couple of balls, it doesn't matter, don¹t get run out.. don't get excited, have a strong position

206: (not clear)

Bookie: After this you guys going to Cuttack, that's another place

206: (not clear)

Bookie: I am going back, we will be in touch with you

206: Most welcome

Bookie: Whenever you come back to Bombay? Most probably may be I will come there for one or two days

206: I want to stay there for couple of days

Bookie: Yeah, after (not clear)

206: Yeah

Bookie: Let me know I am flying back tomorrow

206: Not yet

Bookie: Yeah my flight (not clear) O'clock & from their I will fly back to Bombay

206: (not clear)

Bookie: Thank you very much chief

206: (not clear)

Bookie: All the best, after this I will have to work

206: (not clear)

Bookie: Ok good

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