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We will move bail application tomorrow: Sreesanth's lawyer

CNN-IBN
May 17, 2013 at 01:22pm IST

New Delhi: Sreesanth's lawyer Deepak Prakash confirmed to CNN-IBN on Friday that he will move a bail application on the behalf of his client on Saturday, while insisting that Sreesanth is innocent and is being framed in the latest IPL spot-fixing scandal that has rocked Indian cricket.

"First concern is to get bail. We are moving an application tomorrow. There is conspiracy against Sreesanth. He is innocent. There is nothing in the documents produced by Delhi Police. These are baseless allegations," Prakash said.

"I have spoken to Sreesanth. He is saying he has no knowledge about this. There is no evidence that Sreesanth received money. He has been framed. This should be investigated," he added.

Rajasthan Royals' player Sreesanth was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Thursday along with two other team-mates - Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - and several bookies. The cricketers and bookies have been charged under sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and are currently being questioned by the police in Delhi.

The three players named in the scandal have already been suspended by the BCCI. The Indian cricket board is waiting for the police investigation to conclude in order to bring their own inquiry into the matter.

Meanwhile Sreesanth's brother Dipu Shanthna urged through the Malayala Manorama to support Sreesanth. "Please support Sreesanth," he said. "He has worked hard for Kerala and its young players. This guy Jiju Janardhanan (one of the arrested bookies) was supported by Sreesanth to become a better player. We have no idea about how it turned into this. All that we can ask for on behalf of Sreesanth and our family are you wishes and prayers.

"We have no idea about how to deal with the police or courts. We have never been involved in anything like this before. We never expected this."

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