MUMBAI: Three players including Pacer S. Sreesanth of the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League (IPL) team have been arrested by the Delhi Police and charged with spot-fixing in the on-going tournament, Indian media reported.
The reports say that Sreesanth and the others, Ajit Chandela and Ankit Chavan, were arrested in Mumbai and will be brought to Delhi to be produced in court.
“We have been informed that three of our players have been called in for investigation on spot-fixing in matches. We are completely taken by surprise,” the Royals said in a statement.
“We are in touch with the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) on this matter. We will fully cooperate with the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation.
“The management at Rajasthan Royals has a zero-tolerance approach to anything that is against the spirit of the game.”
In addition, the police have also arrested seven bookies. Police sources said the players have been accused of spot-fixing in different matches this week.
They also said that investigations have been on for some time into alleged spot-fixing in the cash-rich IPL tournament.