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IPL spot-fixing: Rahul Dravid's statement recorded, says he felt cheated

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Jul 16, 2013 at 05:43pm IST

New Delhi: Almost two months after the IPL spot-fixing came into light, Delhi Police have recorded Rajasthan Royals' captain Rahul Dravid's statement regarding the infamous incident.

Speaking to Delhi Police, Dravid in his statement said that he felt cheated by the conduct of the accused players, i.e., Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila. Since Dravid captained Rajasthan during IPL 6, his statement is considered to be the key here.

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Dravid's statement was recorded by members of the special cell at his residence at the under section 161 of the Criminal procedure Court (CrPc). A few other players were also taken under the radar and had their statements recorded.

However, no fingers have been raised on Dravid and the Delhi Police might make the Rajasthan skipper a witness in this case in order to file a chargesheet. Police also plans to record the statement of Rajasthan Royals' coach Paddy Upton, who is in South Africa. According to a police source, Upton could be made a prosecution witness when he returns to India.

Dravid expressed disappointment over the whole incident that rocked Indian cricket and said he was unaware of the involvement of the arrested cricketers. "I never had a doubt about these players. I used to select players on a match-to-match basis," the 40-year-old said.

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