Rajasthan Royals player S. Sreesanth , Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, who were arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell in Mumbai in the early hours of Thursday for alleged involvement in spot-fixing, were in touch with fixers suspected to be linked with a betting racket run at the behest of Pakistan-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Cricketer S Sreesanth’s mother Savithridevi today said “my son will never betray cricket. I am hundred per cent sure that he will not do anything wrong. His innocence would be proved.
Stars tweet their share of thoughts on recent issue on ‘IPL Match Fixing’ #aboutsreesanth
Navjot Singh Sidhu : Jodne waalon ko mann milta hai, todhne waale ko apman. Vishwas todhna paap hai. #Sreesanth
Mandira Bedi: Nothing hurts a game and its fans more than match fixing. Most disturbed to hear about the recent fixing charges. #Sreesanth #shame..And the worst of it is that they play for a team whose captain is one of the most honorable men in cricket. #spotfixing #shame
Chetan Bhagat: IPL is private teams playing for money. If you think it’s more than that, the joke is on you. It’s entertainment for TRP. Anything goes.
Shilpa Shetty: RR is a team that fights with integrity, Rahul being a front runner. Sad this has happened so close to the Playoffs. This too shall pass. We at Rajasthan Royals are in a shock with this news, coming to terms with it. Will react once we have more info and concrete evidence on the matter.
Raj Kundra: When asked the repeated question, is IPL fixed, my answer is always IPL teams can’t be fixed, but individual players who lack integrity can.
Manoj Bajpayee: How can a sports person go against his own team? Beyond any logic.
Kunal Kohli: Match fixers should not just get life ban but should also be banned from commentating or anything to do with the game for life. Do not taint the entire game because of a few cheaters. Game is bigger than few cheats. Catch them, life ban them. Don’t attack entire #IPL.
Ken Ghosh: Shocking to hear about spot fixing in IPL. Punish those guilty.
Goldie Behl: Cricket is now entertainment, should be viewed like a well scripted movie and betting should be legalised. #spotfixing
Siddharth: A friend of mine said this today. ‘The long walk uphill to restore credibility to cricket starts again’. Well said. Sad sad day. #shame
Shekhar Kapur: Shocked at spot fixing in IPL? Why? It’s huge stakes, financial manipulation and pure entertainment.”It’s not cricket O’l Chap” Of course it’s not.
Rohit Roy: After a hard fought game at Wankhede last evening, woke up to the shameful and disturbing news about Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila. Most frustrating for a cricket lover who lays out all his emotions while the game is on and quite a long time after… Sad.