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RR player Trivedi to be prosecution witness in IPL case

May 31, 2013 15:28 IST

Rajasthan Royals player Sidharth Trivedi will be a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case in which three players of his team have been arrested.

The 30-year-old Trivedi, a pacer, had refused to accept an invitation by Ajit Chandila, a player arrested on charges of spot-fixing, to attend a party arranged by bookies. He had also refused money and gifts offered by the bookies.

"He is being made a prosecution witness," a senior police official said.

Siddharth TrivediInvestigators believe that Trivedi's deposition in the case will make their case stronger.

Chandila had approached Bradd Hodge and Kevin Cooper of Rajasthan Royals to attend the bookies' party but they had also rejected the invitation.

The spot-fixing scandal broke out on May 16 when Delhi Police arrested three Rajasthan Royals players -- Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan -- and bookies from Mumbai and Delhi for allegedly manipulating certain parts of matches.

A total of 26 people, including former players, have been arrested from various parts of the country since May 16.

Photograph: BCCI

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