Former Test fast-bowler caught up betting scandal.
Australian Cricket Association CEO Paul Marsh has quashed claims fast bowler Shaun Tait is the rumored Australian at the centre of the latest betting scandal to rock the sport.
Indian cricket authorities have suspended three players, including Test paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, for alleged spot-fixing during the ongoing Indian Premier League tournament.
Bowlers Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were the other two players suspended from the domestic Twenty20 competition.
However, further reports claim “thousands of dollars in cash” were found in a suitcase inside of a hotel room belonging to an Australian player.
Marsh said he has spoken to Tait and said he was “angry and upset” over the claims and added they were “complete rubbish” that he would be involved.
As the shock-wave from the incident continues to hit cricket more information comes to light, with former players and now analyst Dean Jones tweeting what the arrested Indian trio are accused of doing.
The 3 accused Indian bowlers were paid upto $80k-$120k to bowl an over where 13-15 runs were scored! All 3 knew of each others dealings!
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) May 16, 2013
Sreesanth, 30, was arrested by Delhi police in Mumbai along with his Rajasthan Royal teammates and the trio were being brought to the national capital for questioning.
The India paceman was arrested at a friend’s house while his teammates were taken into custody at a hotel after returning from a match last night against the Mumbai Indians.
The Rajasthan Royals franchise said in a statement they would co-operate fully with police in the investigation.
Delhi Police Commissioner says no Aussies from #Rajasthan (#Watson, #Faulkner #Hodge, #Hogg or #Tait) implicated in fixing allegations #IPL
— FOX SPORTS News (@FOXSportsNews) May 16, 2013