Bookie Yahya revelas name of more Indian cricketers
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday claimed that bookie Mohammad Yahya, told them that he had been in touch with “some more” Indian cricketers for manipulating matches even as investigators did not rule out the involvement of foreign players in the case.
Police sources said Yahya was approached by bookie Chandresh Patel, who was also arrested, as he wanted to gain access to players.
One of Patel’s contacts introduced him to Yahya who “knows somebody and has contacts” in the cricketing world, sources said.
“Patel wanted to contact players of teams other than Rajasthan Royals from where he already had three players,” the official said.
On BCCI’s letter seeking more details about the scandal; he said police will share details which can be shared with the cricketing body.
A total of 19 people, including three players, have been arrested in connection with the scandal since May 16.