After match,Sree fought with Upton: Cops

when S Sreesanth allegedly indulged in spot fixing and conceded 13 runs in his second over of the innings against Kings XI Punjab

Written by Prawesh Lama | New Delhi | Published:May 17, 2013 3:47 am

when S Sreesanth allegedly indulged in spot fixing and conceded 13 runs in his second over of the innings against Kings XI Punjab,he had a tiff with one of the team members that evening.

Police investigations have revealed that Sreesanth had abused one of his teammates,who criticized his bowling. And when the coach of the team,Paddy Upton,tried to intervene Sreesanth had a tiff with him too.

According to the initial interrogation by the police,Sreesanth was in touch with Jiju Janardhan,also arrested in the case. Jiju,who has played cricket at the club level,was the conduit between the bookies and Sreesanth. Police sources said that they had recorded hours of conversation between Sreesanth and the other accused.

Another accused Ankeet Chavan had also known Jiju since the past many years and had played domestic cricket together. A total of 51 mobile phones have been recorded from the 14 accused persons,including the three cricketers arrested for spot fixing by the special cell. Police sources said that out of the three cricketers,Ajit Chandila had three mobile phones,which were used during the spot fixing. Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan used two phones.

Investigating officials said that the taped intercepted conversations between the cricketers and the bookies were crucial evidence in the court of law and would be valid as the permission for the interception had been taken from the Home Ministry in April itself.

The investigating agency — a special cell — will now collect the voice samples of the three cricketers which will be matched and presented as evidence with the ‘specific overs’ of the cricket match which was supposedly fixed.

A police team is still posted in Mumbai and Kolkata on the lookout for more bookies. On the basics of their interrogation of these three players the police will now have a recover a sum amounting to more than a crore received by the three players.

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