RR player Trivedi to be prosecution witness in IPL case
New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals player Siddharth Trivedi will be a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case in which three players of his team have been arrested.
30-year-old Trivedi, a pacer, had refused to accept an invitation by Ajit Chandila, a player arrested on charges of spot-fixing, to attend a party arranged by bookies. He had also refused money and gifts offered by the bookies.
"He is being made a prosecution witness," a senior police official said.
Investigators believe that Trivedi`s deposition in the case will make their case stronger.
Chandila had approached Bradd Hodge and Kevin Cooper of Rajasthan Royals to attend the bookies` party but they had also rejected the invitation.
The spot-fixing scandal broke out on May 16 when Delhi Police arrested three Rajasthan Royals players -- Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan -- and bookies from Mumbai and Delhi for allegedly manipulating certain parts of matches.
A total of 26 people, including former players, have been arrested from various parts of the country since May 16.