IPL scandal: Cops to field Siddharth Trivedi against Sreesanth,others

Case against Sreesanth is being strengthened by roping in his colleague at Royals by police.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 31, 2013 2:12 pm

Rajasthan Royals player Siddharth Trivedi will be a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case in which Sreesanth and two other players have been arrested.

30-year-old Trivedi,a pacer,had refused to accept an invitation by Ajit Chandila,a player arrested on charges of spot-fixing,to attend a party arranged by bookies. He had also refused money and gifts offered by the bookies.

“He is being made a prosecution witness,” a senior police official said.

Investigators believe that Trivedi’s deposition in the case will make their case stronger.

Chandila had approached Bradd Hodge and Kevin Cooper of Rajasthan Royals to attend the bookies’ party but they had also rejected the invitation.

The spot-fixing scandal broke out on May 16 when Delhi Police arrested three Rajasthan Royals players – Sreesanth,Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan – and bookies from Mumbai and Delhi for allegedly manipulating certain parts of matches.

A total of 26 people,including former players,have been arrested from various parts of the country since May 16.

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