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Singh had represented the Royals in 23 IPL matches
The exposure of the match-fixing scandal taking place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year has sent shock waves across the cricketing world and has undoubtedly left an everlasting stain on the tournament and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), but what will sting the board even more is the fact that the bookie arrested was a former Rajasthan Royals player.
Amit Singh, 31, was released by the Royals last year and is understood to have been arrested on May 11 in connection with the match-fixing case, which involves three other Rajasthan players, Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila and India pace bowler Sreesanth.
Singh, who represented the Royals on numerous occasions during the 2012 IPL season, was identified in the first information report (FIR) as “Amit Kumar r/o Ahmedabad, Gujarat”.
The BCCI have already suspended Singh, pending a full and thorough inquiry into the allegations against him.
Singh, who currently resides in Ahmedabad, played 23 games for the Royals and was also part of the Gujarat Ranji Trophy squad last year.
The 31-year-old had also been at the centre of controversy during the 2009 IPL season when he was twice reported for having an illegal bowling action.