Revealed: Spot-fixing signals from players

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Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 17:24 [IST]
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Revealed: Spot-fixing signals

New Delhi, May 16: So, how does one spot-fix a game? What are the codes exchanged between players and bookies? Whenever fans watch a cricket match next time, you cannot blame if they view those actions from the cricketers with suspicion.

Delhi police on Thursday revealed what signals the cricketers give to the bookies which help them place bets. S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan of Rajasthan Royals followed bookies instructions and made the signals before the start of their overs. Interestingly, all these 3 spot-fixers nailed by police are bowlers. And police confirmed that no batsmen were involved.

Police confirmed that 3 matches of Rajasthan Royals were spot-fixed in the ongoing IPL. Delhi police listed out the codes sent out by players to bookies. In of the fixing overs, Chandila failed to give the signal and he had to return the advance money back to the bookies.

Here are the spot-fixing signals used by players

1. Rotate your wrist watch

2. Pull your T-shirt up and down

3. Time wasting by trying to set the field

4. Tuck in a towel into your pants

5. Remove your chain or locket


Story first published:  Thursday, May 16, 2013, 16:37 [IST]
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