Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Reacting to the news of the arrest of three Rajasthan players for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in IPL 6, skipper Rahul Dravid said on Thursday that the news was devastating, but they were ready to support any action that will be taken.
Dravid further said that the players too were hurt by the shocking revelations. He asked the fans for their support during this tough phase.
Dravid said the BCCI and Rajasthan Royals take the same zero tolerance view of the situation.
"The Rajasthan Royals owners and management have made their zero tolerance view 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 Rajasthan Royals way. Our players are devastated that our performances may have been affected as they have the desire to win and this has been evident throughout the tournament. The players and people around the team are hurting," he said.
"I hope that our fans get behind us and we become stronger as a unit which often happens in a time of adversity. This has been tough day for me, team and for the cricket," the captain added.
On his part, Rajasthan coach Paddy Upton said that they try and maintain a special environment for the team and the news has really hurt the team management.
Meanwhile, S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chanvan, the three disgraced Rajasthan Royals` players were produced before the magistrate at Saket.
The cricketers and others with their faces muffled were taken to the magistrate`s residence inside Saket district court complex.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals pace spearhead S Sreesanth and two other players - Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila – were arrested on charges of spot-fixing.
With IANS inputs
First Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 19:34