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Royals Captain Rahul Dravid 'felt cheated' by teammates

 

The Delhi Police has asked Rajasthan Royals Captain Rahul Dravid to serve as a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing scandal where three of his players are accused and caught red handed.

Dravid gave a recorded statement with the Special Cell of Delhi Police a few days ago from his Bangalore residence, and spoke to the police that he was shocked to hear involvement of the three players and felt cheated by the conduct of the teammates.

 

The arrests were made in May while the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was going on. The three players S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were the main accused of abiding by the bets laid on them.

Dravid said he never doubted the three players and he use to make selections on a match-to-match basis.

The disappointment of the former Test captain was evident while he gave his statement, recorded under section 161 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

 Police is going to ask the Rajasthan Royals' coach Paddy Upton, to record his statement soon. They have proceeded ahead now that they have recoded statements of several other players from the team.

The co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, Raj Kundra allegedly admitted to the police to participating in placing bets on his own team through bookies.

Delhi Police is preparing to file the chargesheet in the case by the end of July, before its chief and Commissioner of Police Neeraj Kumar retires.

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