BANGALORE: Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been involved in IPL fixing scandal, India media reported on Saturday, saying that Gayle had received valuable gifts from bookies who allegedly were involved in IPL spot fixing case.
According to reports, Gayle received gold jewellery worth Rs 4.5 lakh from Pavan and Sanjay, the owner of Moti Sons Jewellers.
Chris Gayle were seen with S Sreesanth in a showroom in Jaipur. Reports also claimed that the duo had bought jewelleries and the bill was paid by Jiju Janardhan alias Biju. Jiju has also been arrested by Delhi Police who were believed to have gathered evidence against Jiju regarding his role in IPL fixing.
Both Pawan and Sanjay had gone missing ever since the fixing scandal busted by Delhi Police. Recently, police sources had informed Sreesanth revealed four more cricketers’ names and cops may arrest them soon. Is Gayle one among them?
Gayle, one of the star players of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owned by Vijay Mallya, was the first foreign cricketer whose name has been surfaced in the fixing row.
Sreesanth along with his two other Rajasthan Royals (RR) team members — Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, were arrested from Mumbai. Currently, the trio and other arrested bookies have been sent to Delhi police custody.
Meanwhile, Mumbai police arrested Gurunath Meiyappan who was known as the CEO of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) till Friday evening. India Cements, owner of the franchise, disowned Meiyappan when he was cornered by Mumbai police.
One small time Bollywood actor — Vindoo Dara Singh reportedly told police that he had acted as conduit between Meiyappan and bookies. The CSK boss also had allegedly placed bet on several IPL matches since 2011. Vindoo too was arrested by Mumbai Police.
Final match of IPL 6 is scheduled to be played on Sunday, May 26. It was learnt that more shocking revelations and arrests would take place following the final match between CSK and Mumbai Indians (MI).