One of bookies arrested is former RR player

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Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 13:55 [IST]
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Arrested bookie is former RR bowler

New Delhi, May 17: One of the bookies arrested by Delhi police in connection with IPL spot-fixing, is Amit Singh, a former Rajasthan Royals player.

According to a report on NDTV, Amit acted as the middleman and was a "talent-spotter" for the bookies.

BCCI has suspended Amit on Friday. "Mr. Amit Singh, a registered player with the Gujarat Cricket Association, who has also been arrested by the Delhi Police, has been suspended by the BCCI, pending inquiry," BCCI said.

Amit, a right-arm paceman, played in four editions of IPL for Rajasthan. The 31-year-old has also played Ranji Trophy for Gujarat. His last game for Gujarat was in November, 2012. Amit played 23 IPL games for RR. Last year, Amit was barred from bowling due to a suspect action. He had made his IPL debut at RR under Shane Warne.

On Thursday, RR players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by Delhi police for alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the ongoing IPL.


Story first published:  Friday, May 17, 2013, 11:20 [IST]
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