I feel cheated with the spot-fixing scandal: Rahul Dravid
CRICKET: Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, on Tuesday, revealed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, which included his Rajasthan Royals teammates S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, has highly disappointed him and he feels betrayed.
“I never had any doubt about these players. I used to select players on a match-to-match basis,” Dravid said in a statement released by the Delhi Police.
Considering the respectable status of the Indian, the Delhi police didn’t take him to the custody, as they did with the franchise co-owner Raj Kundra.
“I never had any doubt about these players. I used to select players on a match-to-match basis,” he added.
The Police officers said that coach Paddy Upton could also be questioned and his statement may play a pivotal role in this ‘tainted trio’ case.
“Upton could also be made a prosecution witness once he returns to India,” the official quoted.
Another former Rajasthan Royals player Amit Singh and a few other domestic cricketers were also arrested for betting on the matches.
This case took a turn for worse, when the son-in-law of BCCI Chief N. Srinivasan, was taken into custody for betting on the matches, along with actor Vindu Dara Singh.