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Dravid, Shilpa to be questioned by Delhi police

May 17, 2013 18:23 IST
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Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid and team owners Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty are likely to be questioned by the Delhi police in connection with the IPL spot-fixing sacndal, sources said on Friday.

A special cell of the Delhi police arrested India pacer Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Chandila and Chavan, for allegedly indulging in spot-fixing in at least three IPL matches as per arrangements with bookies who have underworld connections abroad.

Rahul DravidThe players, who have been suspended by the BCCI, are charged under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and being interrogated in Delhi.

Dravid has only been called to get more details about the three players who have been arrested. The Delhi police will talk to him mostly likely on May 21, the source added.

Dravid, on Thursday, said he was "shocked" and "distressed" after the arrest of the three players.

"I am shocked, disappointed and distressed by the events that have resulted in the arrests last night and this morning. Rajasthan Royals is a special team, where we have always operated like a family - so this is particularly devastating."

He went on to add: "Spot fixing and corruption have hung over the game of cricket, and I know that the BCCI and RR (Rajasthan Royals) take the same zero tolerance view of the situation. The RR owners and management have made their zero tolerance views clear on every possible occasion, and I am sure that they will support any action taken.

“For me, as a captain and leader, I have to focus on ensuring that the team fulfill their enormous potential and continue to play in the 'Rajasthan Royals' way. Our players are devastated that our performances may have been affected, as they have a desire to win that has been evident throughout the tournament."

Photograph: BCCI

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