IPL fixing accused Sreesanth is 'totally innocent'

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The lawyer of Indian bowler Sreesanth claims his client is 'totally innocent' after his arrest, along with two Rajasthan Royals teammates, in connection with alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League this season.

Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were also detained on corruption charges on Wednesday, with all three players remanded in police custody for another five days by a jude in Delhi on Thursday.

It is alleged Sreesanth took money from bookmakers after agreeing to concede at least 14 runs in his second over against Kings XI Punjab on May 9, with police claiming the ex-India international did so after made a signal.

Sreesanth, it is claimed, asked for a towel that he then proceeded to tuck into his trousers - which was a an action agreed in advance with the bookmakers before he bowled the over in question.

Deepak Prakash, however, has rejected suggestions that the 30-year-old has engaged in any illicit activities, and claims his client has not committed any crime.

"I asked them what is the evidence you have against him, they failed to give any kind of paper against Sreesanth in the court," Prakash said

"Please support Sreesanth, the person is innocent, we are doing a crime right now giving the wrong news about him. I clarified from him, he is never involved in this, he is totally innocent.

Prakash added: "He never talked to any bookie.

"No money is received, no telephone call, nothing is established, he is innocent."

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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