A Delhi Court in a major decision has dropped all charges against cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in a spot-fixing case in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Additional sessions judge Neena Bansal Krishna said all accused were discharged in the case. The decision was followed by loud cries of joy from the accused and their families.
An emotional former India pacer Sreesanth broke down: “My daughter will be so happy and I am very relieved that my innocence is proved.” The three Rajasthan Royals cricketers were arrested in May 2013 for alleged spot-fixing in some matches of the sixth edition of the controversial domestic T20 league.
Two prominent IPL players — Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — who were on bail were also discharged in the case in which six persons including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel were declared proclaimed offenders.
Talking reporters later , Sreesanth said at last justice has been done to him, adding, “God willing, I will be able to return to cricket. I have no regrets, no complaints.”