More evidence on Chandila, Sreesanth’s money trail inconclusive

Published: 23rd May 2013 09:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2013 09:17 AM   |  A+A-


Whereas more details about the fixing and betting nexus is being extricated from Ajit Chandila, the Delhi Police is waiting for S Sreesanth’s voice sample verification by Central Forensic Science Laboratory, so as to gather more convincing evidences against the Kerala pacer of his alleged involvement in spot-fixing.  

Apparently, the Delhi Police have received more bills of Sreesanth’s shopping sprees, though they haven’t recovered any cash that could link him with fixing in the match between Rajasthan Royals and King XI Punjab on May 9.

Jiju’s phone was under surveillance, and a call was intercepted immediately after the match, wherein the caller had asked Jiju whether the money would be paid to him or not. But they are unsure whether it was Sreesanth or someone, and hence would have to wait for the CFSL report.

"We are waiting for the CFSL voice sample report to establish the identity. So far it appears from the conversation that it was Sreesanth who wanted to know from Jiju if the bookie will pay the promised amount," sources said.

Meanwhile, Chandila — who had clinched a deal of `60 to spot-fix during the Hyderabad Sunrisers and Rajasthan Royals match in Hyderabad only to be detained by Delhi Police — is exposing more details about fixing.

Chandila blew the lid off the spot fixing arrangement with a different set of bookies, who allegedly paid the money in cash to Chandila. According to a senior official, a total `35 lakh was paid to Chandila in April. Of this, Delhi Police had recovered `20 lakh on Tuesday from his relative's residence in Palwal. He said Chandila will be confronted with arrested bookie Sunil Bhatia and Kiran Dhole.

On the sidelines, Bhatia disclosed that he was in touch with Baburao Yadav and Manish Guddewar, who later introduced Chandila in the betting syndicate. He also confided that he was actively spot-fixing in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League. He even dabbled his hand at the Bangladesh Premier League.

Sources revealed that Bhatia's revelation was corroborated with the Babu's confession.

Babu, who had played four matches for Hyderabad Heroes and Ahmedabad Rockets, is understood to have told the investigators that he shared betting information with Bhatia for a handsome price.

Babu's disclosure regarding Indian Cricket League and Bangladesh League fixing is likely to establish bookies Sunil Bhatia and Kiran Dhole's link with Chandila, who apparently played for Mohammadan Club of Bangladesh in 2007.


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