New Delhi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday congratulated Delhi Police for busting the spot-fixing network in Indian Premier League and conducting investigation following which three cricketers and 11 bookies have been arrested.

"I congratulate the Delhi Police. Whenever they do good work, I appreciate them," he said on the sidelines of a function here.

Asked about the underworld link in the betting racket, he said: "Police is investigating, it is a preliminary comment."

Fast bowler S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested with 11 bookies on Thursday for their involvement in spot-fixing.

The police said Pakistani links and involvement of the Mumbai underworld have surfaced during the investigation.


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