New Delhi: One of the 11 bookies arrested so far in the latest IPL spot-fixing scandal is named Amit Singh - a former Rajasthan Royals player who was released by the franchise as latest as last year, ESPNCricinfo reported on Thursday.
Amit, a fast bowler who also represented Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy in the 2012-13 season, was in the Rajasthan Royals' squad from 2009 to 2012 and played 23 matches during his four-year association with the franchise.
ESPNcricinfo also reported that Amit "was picked up for questioning five days ago but was formally arrested on Thursday in connection with the spot-fixing case that also allegedly involves three current Royals players [Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila]. Singh, 31, has been identified in the first information report (FIR) as 'Amit Kumar r/o Ahmedabad, Gujarat'."
Fast bowler Amit Singh was in the Rajasthan Royals squad from 2009 to 2012 before being released by the franchise last year. (AP Photo) (AP Photo)
It has also been learned that Amit was the key man in spotting the players who could spot-fix. He was arrested from Ahmedabad and has been heard extensively speaking tot he players.
He was in the news during the 2009 IPL season when he was reported twice for a suspect bowling action.