Umesh Goenka, the business partner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra, today moved a sessions court to retract his allegations that the 37-year-old NRI businessman had placed bets in the IPL.
Rotru, Guru, Jack and Helicopter were not the only ones to enter the bookies' lexicon. Mumbai Crime Branch officials puzzling out the multi-crore IPL betting riddle have uncovered the code that ended all clandestine operations in a jiffy the moment bookies realised cops were at the door.
Former India pacer S Sreesanth, arrested for his role in alleged spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and released from jail on Tuesday, arrived in Kochi to a tumultuous welcome from hundreds of fans who were waiting at the Kochi airport since early Wednesday.
Speaking exclusively to NDTV after being released from Tihar Jail, Sreesanth says he would not wish such a situation for even his worst enemy. He adds that he played with wearing a towel many times in his career and thanks the BCCI and Rajasthan Royals for all their support.
Sreesanth, who was arrested along with Chavan and another player Ajit Chandila on May 16 from Mumbai by Delhi Police, did not speak to waiting media outside Tihar Jail.
The family was grateful to all the fans of the cricketer for their support and prayers, Savitri Devi told reporters in Kerala.
"I am happy he has got bail," she said.
Dhoni had owned 15 per cent stake in the sports management firm which manages some players in the Indian cricket squad.
Raj Kundra was questioned in connection with the betting and spot-fixing scandal that has engulfed Indian cricket. Three players from the Royals, including Sreesanth, are in custody after being accused of deliberately bowling badly in exchange for pay-offs from bookmakers during the IPL.
The provisions under MCOCA will make it more difficult for Rajasthan Royals player S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and alleged bookies to get bail.