It was an emotional day for former Indian pacer and suspended cricketer S Sreesanth. As the judge in Patiala House court acquitted all the accused cricketers in the IPL-6 spot-fixing case on Saturday, an overwhelmed Sreesanth, surrounded by media-persons and rubberneckers, could not stop himself and cried his eyes out.
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The news has come as a big relief for Sreesanth and his family, for Sreesanth was attacked with a knife while he was in jail after being arrested for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing in 2013, his family had alleged in February this year.
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The Former Indian fast bowler was facing trial in a Delhi court. His sister’s husband Madhu Balakrishnan had made this revelation to the media.
“After he (Sreesanth) returned home following 26 days in Tihar jail in May 2013, he revealed this,” said Balakrishnan, a popular playback singer.
“He told us that while he was walking inside the jail compound, a known history sheeter suddenly jumped before him, brandishing a very sharp knife… He (Sreesanth) reacted and in the melee, the attacker injured his hand and was taken away by the jail staff,” said Balakrishnan.
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Balakrishnan said the family does not intend to turn this into any controversy nor are they planning to take this forward.
The temperamental speedster, while playing for his franchise Rajasthan Royals, was arrested on charges of alleged match-fixing in the Indian Premier League in 2013 and is out on bail.
Delhi Police invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Sreesanth. Sreesanth, however, was confident that the court would absolve him of the charges.
He was not wrong, for the Patiala House court has let free all the 16 people accused in the IPL spot-fixing case.