IPL Spot fixing: 'Lift your shirt and look at the sky'

Covert signals Indian cricketers were giving to their bookies revealed.

Web Desk May 30, 2013
Screesanth was arrested on May 16. PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DEHLI: The covert signals cricketers were giving to their bookies before the start of their overs were revealed today, Express News reported.

Sreesanth for example placed a folded towel on the upper right side of his trousers, or in another match, inside his trouser pocket before the fixed over.

Ajeet Chandlia was told to lift up his shirt and look up at the sky and Ankeet Chavan was to wear a wrist sweatband.

Millions recovered

Delhi Police have recovered Indian Rs 0.55 million that they allege was paid by bookies to cricketer Sreesanth for spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, NDTV reported.

The police seized the money with the help of Abhishek Shukla, an event manager and Screesanth’s friend, who was arrested on Wednesday morning in Delhi and released on bail today.

Reports state that Shukla had removed what the police call “incriminating evidence” from a hotel room where bookie Jiju Janardhan and Sreesanth had stayed but they were able to recover a laptop, mobile phones, iPads and Rs 130,000 in cash.

Notes written in English and Malayalam were also found with entries made by Sreesanth himself.

Janardhan, Sreesanth, along with two of his teammates Ajit Chandlia and Akeet Chavan and are in judicial custody and are lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail since May 16.


Sane | 8 years ago | Reply

Sad... our electronic media still creates a hype about IPL... showed the league matches live and didn't bother to arrange boradcast of Pakistan's cricket matches against Irelnad and Scotland

Hashmi | 8 years ago | Reply

about time that real criminals are caught instead of incriminating Pakistanis all the time.. let the world see the real face of India

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