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Samuels in conversation with Kochar

Below is the transcript of the conversation between Marlon Samuels and Mukesh Kochar, an alleged bookie, taped by the Nagpur police before the India-West Indies mach at Nagpur on January 21

09-Feb-2007
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