IPL scam: Ex-Ranji player introduced Royals player to bookie

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former Ranji player Baburao Yadav, arrested in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal, was in constant touch with a bookie for two years and had introduced one of the accused Rajasthan Royals players to him, said police here Tuesday.

Yadav, who was arrested Monday, came in contact with bookie Sunil Bhatia in 2007 and was in touch with him till 2008.

Picked up from Delhi, Yadav was questioned for his links with arrested Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ajit Chandila in the case. He was the one who introduced Chandila to Bhatia, who is also in custody, a police official said.

“We are yet to find out the exact discussion between Sunil Bhatia and Baburao Yadav as their interrogation is on,” said the official.

Police also said they have collected voice samples of nine of the 18 accused in custody here, including some of the bookies and the three arrested players – S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Chandila.

Police have also taken the handwriting samples of the three players.

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