IPL accused pair granted bail

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Suspended Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan have been granted bail following their respective arrests in relation to allegations of spot-fixing during the recently finished Indian Premier League.

There were releases for 17 others arrested in connection with the IPL scandal, but Ajit Chandila, the third player from Rajasthan Royals detained by police, has yet to apply for bail.

The judge claimed that Delhi police had yet to produce enough evidence to charge the players under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, which was passed to tackle organised crime syndicates.

Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila were arrested on May 16, with allegations against the former relating to an over bowled against Kings XI Punjab during the most recent season of the IPL.

The former India international has maintained his innocence, with the lawyer of Sreesanth urging cricket fans to support the 30-year-old after he was initially arrested by police.

Sreesanth has played 27 Test matches for India, the last of which came against England in 2011, while he has represented his country over 50 times in one-day international cricket.

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