A Delhi court on Monday reserved its order for framing of charges till July 25 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) – 6 spot-fixing case in which suspended cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandalia, Ankeet Chavan and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim among others are held accused.
Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna adjourned the order till July 25, saying that the order sheet is not prepared yet.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police had earlier named 42 accused in the case in its 6,000 page charge sheet out of which six are still absconding.
“I believe in Indian judiciary and I am sure that everything will fall in the place. It is just a matter of a month and I have started counting the days,” Sreesanth said outside the court.
“It&’s been two years that I have been behind this, hopefully next month I will be clear. I really hope that on July 25 I get relief from this case and get back to my normal life,” the cricketer said.
The investigation carried out by the police in the case, however, had come under the scanner of the court which had questioned its theory of "match fixing", saying there was prima facie no evidence showing that matches were fixed by the accused.
Earlier, the police had referred to the telephonic conversations among the accused to support their claim that they were involved in match-fixing and betting in their argument in the court.
The court had granted bail to Sreesanth, Chavan and various others accused for lack of evidence against them under the provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
Other accused, including Chandila, were also granted bail later by the court.
The police, in its charge sheet, had claimed that Dawood and Shakeel, who have been "controlling the match fixing and betting market" in cricket in India, were behind the IPL spot-fixing.