Royals’ Chandila given bail in spot-fixing case

Ajit Chandila, who was arrested on May 16 along with teammates Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, is the main accused in the scandal (AP)

NEW DELHI — A New Delhi court has granted bail to Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila in a spot-fixing case during this year’s Indian Premier League.

Chandila, who was arrested on May 16 along with teammates Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, is the main accused in the scandal. Test player Sreesanth and Chavan were granted bail on June 10.

The court said that there was "no credible evidence" against Chandila.

The three players were alleged to have conceded more than a specified number of runs per over in return for money from illegal bookmakers.

Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan was also arrested before being granted bail while Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra conceded to betting on matches but was not arrested.

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