A report published in The Indian Express claimed that the Kerala pacer told investigating officials how the bookies lured the cricketers with expensive gifts such as -- Hummer and other high end cars, expensive watches and women at parties.
Media reports earlier had claimed that Sreesanth and his other two Rajasthan Royals (RR) teammates -- Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan confessed to their crime. The trio also allegedly told police that honey trap was indeed used to convince the tainted players.
Meanwhile, police sources informed that Chandila allegedly had played a crucial role as the conduit between bookies and other cricketers. He was in constant touch with many bookies who also allegedly had threatened him when he failed to fulfil his promise.
Chandila allegedly had bought a pair of jeans and a watch worth Rs 2.5 lakh. He was learnt to have bought gadgets, thrown parties by the money paid to him by bookies. According to sources, bookies also had arranged women for Chandila at least for three occasions.
The three tainted players were arrested for spot-fixing during their team's matches and received up to Rs 60 lakh for conceding runs in one over as per arrangements with bookies. The players were suspended by the BCCI.
IPL spot fixing scandal is getting murkier day by day. Sreesanth reportedly had claimed that his close aide and one of the crucial bookies -- Jiju Janardhan alias Biju had tried to make his MMS. However, Delhi police sources informed that investigating team believe that the bookies had indeed made some "tapes" which they might have used to blackmail the tainted cricketers.