NEW DELHI: Indian international fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two teammates have been arrested for spot-fixing in a domestic Twenty20 competition, a report said on Thursday.
Sreesanth, 30, was arrested by Delhi police in Mumbai along with fellow bowlers Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila on charges of spot-fixing, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said.
The arrests were made at a hotel where the team was staying after a match on Wednesday night against the Mumbai Indians. All of them play for the Rajasthan Royals and a statement from the team confirmed that three of their players had been called in for investigation over spot-fixing charges, without confirming their identities.
“We are completely taken in by surprise... we will fully co-operate with the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation,” said the statement.
There was no immediate confirmation of the report from the police.
Sreesanth, who played the last of his 27 Tests against England two years ago, is no stranger to controversy, and was famously slapped by his teammate Harbhajan Singh during a match in 2008.
Sreesanth has also played 53 one-day internationals.
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