A recent Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore may also come under the scanner of Delhi Police for "match-fixing", police sources said on Tuesday. Also read: MS Dhoni ducks questions on IPL spotfixing scandal
This comes after the interrogation of Rajasthan Royals' player Ajit Chandila and bookies who have been arrested on charges of spotfixing.
However, Delhi Police said as such they have no evidence to corroborate the claims of Chandila and others made during questioning in the IPL spotfixing scandal or to come to a conclusion that the match was fixed. Delhi court rejects Ankeet Chavan's bail plea
The match in question is the one played between the two teams in Ranchi on May 12 which KKR won by four wickets in the 20th over chasing 116 for a win. Police sources came out with these details a day after the arrest of Bhupender Nagar, a security manager of two night clubs in Delhi.
They said Nagar was in touch with Chandila for the past seven to eight months as the player was a regular in the night club located in a prominent hotel in Nehru Place.
Nagar's friend Vicky, also a bouncer in a night club of a prominent hotel in New Delhi, wanted to get in touch with some cricketers in the first week of May. Within two days, Nagar took Chandila, who came from Bangalore, to a night club in Vasant Kunj where Vicky met him. Sreesanth, Chandila sent to judicial custody till June 4
Later, Nagar, Vicky and two bookies went to Jaipur to meet Chandila to get some information on a particular match. "Chandila was asked by the bookies about who will win the match between KKR and RCB on May 12. The spinner told the bookies that KKR will win and actually KKR won the match," a senior police official said.
The bookies had agreed to pay Rs 30 lakh to Chandila but refused to pay him later as they had claimed to have incurred loss due to a low-scoring match.