NEW DELHI: It was not possible for Indian Premier League (IPL) teams to fix matches but players, who lack integrity, can be involved in spot-fixing, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra said on Thursday.
“Just when IPL was going on so smoothly without controversies I woke up to the news of 3 RR players alleged spot-fixing. Investigations r on,” Kundra tweeted.
“When asked the repeated question is IPL fixed my answer is always IPL teams CAN’T be fixed but individual players who lack integrity can,” he added.
Kundra’s comments came after India fast bowler Sreesanth as well as his Rajasthan Royals colleagues Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested in Mumbai Thursday for alleged spot-fixing in the IPL.
Besides the three players, Delhi Police also arrested seven bookies from Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad in connection with spot-fixing, which includes bowling no-balls or wides at pre-determined times.
The three players were arrested after Rajasthan Royals match with Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium Wednesday night. Rajasthan Royals lost the match by 14 runs.