Arrested bookie Amit Singh is former RR player

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 17, 2013, 8:29 AM IST
Arrested bookie Amit Singh is former RR player

New Delhi: One of the 11 bookies arrested so far in the latest IPL spot-fixing scandal is named Amit Singh - a former Rajasthan Royals player who was released by the franchise as latest as last year, ESPNCricinfo reported on Thursday.

Amit, a fast bowler who also represented Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy in the 2012-13 season, was in the Rajasthan Royals' squad from 2009 to 2012 and played 23 matches during his four-year association with the franchise.

ESPNcricinfo also reported that Amit "was picked up for questioning five days ago but was formally arrested on Thursday in connection with the spot-fixing case that also allegedly involves three current Royals players [Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila]. Singh, 31, has been identified in the first information report (FIR) as 'Amit Kumar r/o Ahmedabad, Gujarat'."

It has also been learned that Amit was the key man in spotting the players who could spot-fix. He was arrested from Ahmedabad and has been heard extensively speaking tot he players.

He was in the news during the 2009 IPL season when he was reported twice for a suspect bowling action.

First Published: May 17, 2013, 8:29 AM IST

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