The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Suresh Raina and nine other cricketers from Uttar Pradesh (UP) are reportedly under the scanner in connection with the spot-fixing scandal that has rattled the recently concluded Indian Premier League.
Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, who has left for England to represent the country in ICC Champions Trophy, is among the 10 cricketers under the scanner of Uttar Pradesh police, according to a report by Deccan Chronicle. R.P. Singh of Royal Challengers Bangalore is also said to be under scanner for the no-ball against the CSK that cost them the match.
It is reported that small-time actor Vindoo Dara Singh has told during the investigation that he was in touch with 22 cricketers - both foreign and Indian players - and a few Bollywood celebrities. However, the police are believed to be not willing to question the cricketers just because the bookie named them.
The Delhi Police recently arrested three Rajasthan Royals players - S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - in connection with spot-fixing in the just concluded IPL matches. They were placed in the custody of the police after being produced before the Saket Court and were charged under section 240 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police have also detained more than 10 bookies.
The Mumbai Police Crime Branch (CB) have also arrested Gurunath Meiyappan, CSK Team Principal and son-in-law of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan, in connection with his role in betting scandal.
N Srinivasan, who is also the owner of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has been under pressure to step down as BCCI chief in the wake of the arrest of Gurunath Meiyappan.