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May 16, 2013 at 04:35pm IST

Sreesanth's father blames Harbhajan, Dhoni for framing his son

New Delhi: Father of Rajasthan Royals' fast bowler S Sreesanth has pointed finger at India captain MS Dhoni and offspinner Harbhajan Singh for having plotted his son's arrest in the spot-fixing scandal that was unearthed by Delhi Police earlier on Thursday.

Sreesanth, along with his two Rajasthan team-mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, has been arrested on charges of spot-fixing in the ongoing edition of IPL 6 and have been suspended by the BCCI from taking any further part in the tournament pending inquiry.

Sreesanth's father alleged on Malayala Manorama news channel that he was trapped due to a joint conspiracy by Dhoni and Harbhajan. "They are trying to ruin my son. From the beginning he and Dhoni have been close and knew many intimate details. Dhoni is trying to take revenge against him for this. My son has played well for India. They are trying to end his career," his father said, without explicitly saying what it had to do with this case. "Dhoni had threatened him that he would never be taken back in the Test side." he added.

Other members of Sreesanth's family also came out his defence, saying that he was innocent and might have been deliberately framed. "He has a very trusting nature. He might have been duped," said Sreesanth's mother.

"He was arrested without any warning. We feel that he may have been framed. He has always been against match-fixing." said Sreesanth's brother-in-law.

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