This Article is From May 31, 2013

IPL spot-fixing: Rajasthan Royals bowler Siddharth Trivedi deposes as prosecution witness

IPL spot-fixing: Rajasthan Royals bowler Siddharth Trivedi deposes as prosecution witness
Delhi/Mumbai: Siddharth Trivedi, a Rajasthan Royals bowler, has deposed as a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case being probed by the Delhi Police, sources have said. He recorded his statements in a Delhi court today.

Here are 10 developments in this story:

  1. Siddharth Trivedi has reportedly told the police that he has information on the bookies arrested by them.

  2. Trivedi has reportedly told the police the bookies were in touch with his arrested colleague Ajit Chandila and some others who used to party together and that some foreign cricketers used to attend these parties. (Read)

  3. Sachin Tendulkar today spoke for the first time on the IPL spot-fixing scandal and said that it "hurts when the game of cricket is in the news for the wrong reasons. The developments in the last two weeks have been shocking and disappointing." (Read)

  4. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said "hope politics and sports don't get mixed up" while addressing the media aboard his special plane on his return trip from Thailand.

  5. Vikram Aggarwal, the Chennai hotelier summoned by the police for questioning in the IPL betting case has reached the Mumbai Police's crime branch. Mr Aggarwal had been asked to surrender before the Tamil Nadu Police on Thursday but he missed the deadline. His plea for anticipatory bail was rejected by the Madras High Court. The Mumbai Police had separately summoned him for questioning today.

  6. Police say Mr Aggarwal been active in betting circles and was the one who introduced small-time actor Vindoo Dara Singh to Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan. Both are being interrogated on charges of betting. The police custody of Mr Meiyappan, which was to end today, has been extended to June 3.

  7. The Mumbai Police will today seek custody of alleged bookie Tinku, who was arrested by the Delhi Police. According to sources, his interrogation is likely to throw new light on the case.

  8. Sources in the Mumbai Police have claimed that Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, who officiated in 13 games in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, was in touch with Vindoo Dara Singh and two bookies. (IPL spot-fixing: Full coverage)

  9. Cricketer Ankeet Chavan was granted conditional bail till June 6 for his wedding by a Delhi Court on Thursday. Chavan had sought bail on the ground that his marriage is fixed for June 2.

  10. Meanwhile, BCCI treasurer Ajay Shirke has said he will consider quitting the cricket board "if things continue this way." (Read) Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has said that the Indian Premier League must be suspended, if necessary, until Indian cricket is "cleaned up". (Watch)

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