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Marlon Samuels was in touch with bookie: Cops

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | February 07, 2007 22:57 IST

The Nagpur police on Wednesday night claimed that they have tapes of West Indian Cricketer Marlon Samuels passing on information to a bookie during the recent One Day International series against India, a television channel has reported.

The channel claimed that police officials said that they have written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India giving details about the matter.

The police said Samuels was passing on information to a bookie called Mukesh Kochar.

India won the match by 14 runs.

The police Samuels received phone calls from Kochar, a bookie reportedly close to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, at his hotel room in Nagpur on January 21.

The police have sent a detailed report to Sushank Manohar of the BCCI and the anti-corruption branch of the International Cricket Council.

BCCI official Rajiv Shukla, however, denied that the BCCI received any such report.

"We had a day long meeting of the Board in New Delhi on Wednesday but this matter was not raised. I have come to know about the details of the taped conversation through the media. We are also trying to find out the facts from the Nagpur police," Shukla said.