Sanjeev Chawla, key accused in the 2000 Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal, has made a startling revelation in his disclosure to the Delhi Police. The Delhi Police investigating the match-fixing scandal had said that Sanjeev Chawla’s non-cooperation towards the investigation proves that he was involved in the scandal.
Chawla walked out of the Tihar Jail earlier this month in absence of High Court’s stay on the trial court’s bail order. The other accused in the case, working closely with Chawla, Krishan Kumar, Rajesh Kalra, and Sunil Dara also walked out on bail.
The Delhi Police, in return, has approached the Supreme Court with its chargesheet which includes his conversation of former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje. The matter will be heard in the court next month.
Sanjeev Chawla: No match is fairly played, all the cricket matches are fixed
In his disclosure statement to the Delhi Police, according to the Indian Express, Chawla claimed that no cricket match is player fairly. Besides adding that all the cricket matches which people see are fixed.
“no cricket match is fairly played” and “…all the cricket matches which people see are fixed,” Chawla said in his disclosure statement.
The London-based bookmaker also confessed that he has involved in match-fixing for many years. The New Delhi-born Chawla, however, said that he cannot give much information into the matter since there in an involvement of underworld mafia and they might get him killed if he says anything.
“a very big syndicate/underworld mafia is involved in this matter and they are dangerous people and if he says anything they will get him killed,” Chawla said.
Earlier, the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police proved that, in 2000 during when South Africa toured India, the first Test in Mumbai which India won by three wickets, and the first ODI in Cochin were fixed.