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May 31, 2013

Shocked Tendulkar wants ‘sincere’ steps in spot-fixing scandal probe

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Batting great Sachin Tendulkar is shocked by the spot-fixing scandal swirling around the country’s popular Twenty20 league and urged authorities to get to the bottom of the controversy on Friday.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, have exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly.

May 31, 2013

Cricket-Shocked Tendulkar wants ‘sincere’ steps in scandal probe

NEW DELHI, May 31 (Reuters) – Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar is shocked by the spot-fixing scandal swirling around the country’s popular Twenty20 league and urged authorities to get to the bottom of the controversy on Friday.

The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, have exposed Indian cricket’s soft underbelly.

May 26, 2013

Scandal engulfs Indian cricket; web of players, bookies faces scrutiny

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – It wasn’t a typical photo opportunity for Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth as he stood outside a New Delhi court in a pair of faded jeans and a dark blue full-sleeve tee-shirt.

Flanked by two policemen and his face covered with a black cloth, one of the most recognisable sportsmen in India kept his head bowed as newspaper photographers clicked away.

May 22, 2013

Sreesanth says did not indulge in spot-fixing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has insisted he is innocent of any wrongdoing in the ongoing spot-fixing scandal and is confident of emerging from the “tough period” with his dignity intact.

The 30-year-old bowler was one of three players, along with 11 bookmakers, arrested last week on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 competition, the allegations also earning him an immediate suspension from the cricket board.

May 22, 2013

Sreesanth denies wrongdoing, confident of exoneration

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has insisted he is innocent of any wrongdoing in the ongoing spot-fixing scandal and is confident of emerging from the “tough period” with his dignity intact.

The 30-year-old bowler was one of three players, along with 11 bookmakers, arrested last week on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 competition, the allegations also earning him an immediate suspension from the cricket board.

May 22, 2013

Cricket-Sreesanth denies wrongdoing, confident of exoneration

NEW DELHI, May 22 (Reuters) – Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has insisted he is innocent of any wrongdoing in the ongoing spot-fixing scandal and is confident of emerging from the “tough period” with his dignity intact.

The 30-year-old bowler was one of three players, along with 11 bookmakers, arrested last week on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 competition, the allegations also earning him an immediate suspension from the cricket board.

May 20, 2013

India mulls spot-fixing law after arrests

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is mulling a law to deal with the issue of spot-fixing in sport following last week’s arrest of cricketers and bookmakers, government officials said on Monday.

Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players were arrested along with 11 bookmakers on Thursday on suspicion of spot-fixing in the country’s ongoing Twenty20 league.

May 20, 2013

Cricket-India mulls spot-fixing law after arrests

NEW DELHI, May 20 (Reuters) – India is mulling a law to deal with the issue of spot-fixing in sport following last week’s arrest of cricketers and bookmakers, government officials said on Monday.

Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players were arrested along with 11 bookmakers on Thursday on suspicion of spot-fixing in the country’s ongoing Twenty20 league.

May 16, 2013

Sreesanth, other Rajasthan IPL players in spot-fixing row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players have been arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, sports officials said on Thursday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) immediately suspended Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and promised that stricter punishments would await if they are found guilty.

May 16, 2013

Sreesanth in Indian trio arrested for spot-fixing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players have been arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, sports officials said on Thursday.

India’s cricket board (BCCI) immediately suspended Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and promised that stricter punishments would await if they are found guilty.