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Sreesanth cooperating with investigation, was defiant earlier: sources


Arunoday Mukharji,CNN-IBN
May 17, 2013 at 10:26am IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police's Special Cell sources have told CNN-IBN that arrested Rajasthan Royals player Sreesanth is now cooperating with investigation after being defiant during questioning on Thursday.

While the bookies talk, sources questioning them say the players though are very quiet and it's taking them time to get through to them. The players, according the sources, are feeling embarrassed.

CNN-IBN has also learned that bookies made a lot of assurances to the arrested players. They would lure them with money, alcohol and also women. This would happen on a daily basis. Bookies also provided all sorts of services to attract the players into spot-fixing.

Sreesanth cooperating after being defiant earlier: sources

File photo of Indian fast bowler Sreesanth. (AP Photo)

It was also confirmed earlier that one of the arrested bookies Amit Singh is a former Rajasthan Royals player who was with the franchise from 2009 to 2012 before being released last year. He is from Gujarat and also represented his state side in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy.

Police is also focusing on the western Indian region to track other bookies. The cops say they have identified them from Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Sources have informed that at least 10 other bookies are on the radar but involvement of others, including players, is not ruled out at this stage.

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