More arrests in IPL spot-fixing: Delhi Police chief

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) More arrests are expected for spot-fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches but no more players are involved, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said Thursday.

“More arrests are expected but those will be of bookies and no other player will be arrested. Only these three players were involved and no batsman is involved,” he said at a packed press conference here.

Delhi Police arrested IPL players S. Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals colleagues Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila for cheating and criminal conspiracy; besides, 11 bookies were also nabbed.

Neeraj Kumar said the three players will also be booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), which deals with combating organised crime and terrorism.

He said there was evidence that spot-fixing was happening in other teams as well and no international players were involved.

Apart from Mumbai, raids were also carried out in Delhi and its suburb Gurgaon.

“Among the items seized during the search include 51 mobile phones, five laptops and one recording machine,” Neeraj Kumar added.

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