Mumbai, Sep 23: Four Sunrisers Hyderabad players were involved in fixing an Indian Premier League match, according to a statement given by Mumbai-based bookie, a report in a newspaper claimed on Monday.
The bookie struck deals with Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Hanuma Vihari, Karan Sharma and Ashish Reddy for Rs 6 crore and fixed a match, a report in "Deccan Chronicle" said.
All four Sunrisers players are currently playing in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
"This bookie had been arrested by the Delhi police special cell from a Mumbai hotel. The bookie allegedly met the four players in Pune and fixed the deal with the help of other bookies. The brother of one of the players was a mediator in the deal, the bookie claims," the newspaper reported.
"On Sunday, calls to Ashish and Vihari for their comments went unanswered. While probing the IPL betting scandal, the crime branch property cell learnt that Chandresh Shivlal Patel, 34, was one of the bookies in contact with some arrested and wanted accused. The police then recorded his statement on June 17," it added.
Chennai Super Kings' "Team Principal" Gurunath Meiyappan and Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf were recently named in a chargesheet for IPL betting.
Last week, S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan of Rajasthan Royals were handed life bans by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Now with four Sunrisers names cropping in a report, the fixing controversy is nowhere close to ending.