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Jun 12, 2013 at 01:11pm IST

IPL spot-fixing: Out on bail, Sreesanth reaches Kochi

Kochi: Suspended Rajasthan Royals player S Sreesanth arrived in Kochi on Wednesday morning after being released from Tihar Jail in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Sreesanth on Wednesday said, "I don't want to explain anything. I love this game. You guys should believe me. My teammates were in touch, I would like to thank Rajasthan Royals, BCCI and Kerala Cricket Association. I am happy that I am home. My dream is to get back for the South Africa series and also play the 2015 World Cup."

While speaking to the media on Tuesday night, Sreesanth said that he always played the game in the right spirit. He also said that he has not confessed. "No. I haven't confessed. All I can say is to please be patient. I have played the game in the right spirit and I have only been giving my level best every moment,' said Sreesanth.

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While granting bail two days ago, the Delhi court came down heavily on the Delhi Police for not being able to provide adequate evidence to book them under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, (MCOCA). The judge observed there was no prima facie evidence of cheating or criminal conspiracy.

After his release Sreesanth spoke to the media saying he played the game in the right spirit. The pacer reached Kochi on Wednesday morning. "It was like a nightmare and honestly by God's grace, I can't wait to meet my family. Everything will be sorted out and all I can say is that wait for the right time to come," said Sreesanth after getting out of the jail on Tuesday night.

However, another Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila has not applied for bail. The three were arrested on May 16, along with 11 bookies, from Mumbai by the Delhi Police and charged under Indian Penal Code Section 420 and 120B, which deal with fraud, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

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