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Day 3: How the IPL 6 spot-fixing crisis unfolded

CNN-IBN
May 18, 2013 at 10:14pm IST

Some more shocking details emerged on the third day of the recently surfaced spot-fixing scandal that has tarnished the credibility of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.

Here's a breakdown of Saturday's major developments.

BCCI chief N Srinivasan says IPL not fixed

BCCI President N Srinivasan came down hard on the players arrested in the spot-fixing case, telling CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar that those found guilty should be sent to jail, while vehemently denying that the Indian Premier League was fixed. "Every punishment is little for them. If these players are found guilty they should not be allowed to play cricket any more .... They should be sent to jail. This has shocked all of us, didn't expect it from a player like Sreesanth," the board president said.

When asked if these repeated incidents point towards the whole tournament being rigged, Srinivasan vehemently denied that. "Everybody is saying IPL is finished," he said. "I acknowledge three cricketers have done this. Naturally it will have some act and your view will be different from mine. If evidence comes out we will deal with it. BCCI is very concerned [but] IPL is not fixed."

Sreesanth received 10 lakh of the total 40 lakh fixed

Delhi police sources told CNN-IBN that Rajasthan Royals' bowler Sreesanth received Rs 10 lakh of the total 40 lakh as fixed. Bank accounts of the players were also checked and the sources added that there were strong evidence against Sreesanth and they have enough proof to prove Sreesanth's money trail.

It was also learned that the police team was sent to offspinner Ajit Chandila's house and they had a voice recording between him and his wife, where his wife was asking him where is he getting so much money from?

Mumbai Police arrest another bookie named Ramesh Vyas

Mumbai Police arrested another bookie named Ramesh Vyas in connection with the recently surfaced spot-fixing scandal. Police seized 92 mobile phones, 18 sim cards from Vyas, who was said to have links with bookies involved in the spot-fixing scandal.

Roy also informed about Sreesanth who, according to Mumbai Police, had booked himself a room in a five star hotel in Delhi, which was not the same hotel in which his team was staying. Another room was booked by Jiju Janardhanan, who was said to be Sreesanth's accomplice, and the police recovered an I pad from his room as well.

Chandila confesses to spot-fixing in IPL 5 as well

In yet another sensational revelation, Delhi police sources told CNN-IBN that Chandila has confessed to fixing in IPL 5 as well. Earlier, the interrogation of cricketer-turned-bookie Amit Singh on Friday had revealed that another match played during IPL 5 may have been fixed.

Sreesanth's laptop seized in Mumbai hotel raid

A team of the Mumbai crime branch raided the Sofitel Hotel in Mumbai's Badra-Kurla Complex on Friday night in relation to the spot-fixing case, from where they seized a laptop that possibly belonged to Sreesanth. Though it's still not certain if the laptop is owned by Sreesanth, sources told CNN-IBN that it was possible that Sreesanth might have contacted the bookies from here and even transacted for spot-fixing.

I was not hiding, says IPL chief Rajiv Shukla

Breaking his silence on the IPL spot-fixing scandal that has maligned Indian cricket, IPL chief Rajiv Shukla said that he "was not hiding" and the BCCI will do everything that it takes "to weed out" corruption.

ECB to question RR recruit Shah after IPL spot-fixing scam

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is set to interrogate Rajasthan Royals' English recruit Owais Shah as a precautionary measure in the wake of the recent spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the ongoing Indian Premier League. Former England batsman Shah is set to be interviewed by ECB's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).

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