Bookie Sanjeev Chawla, accused of match-fixing, was extradited from London on Thursday. He was involved in the 2000 fixing scandal. He is brought to India 20 years after the case was registered. Crime Branch of Delhi Police was investigating the case.
Chawla will be sent to Tihar Jail. Before this, he can have a medical examination. On 16 January, the Westminster Court of London approved the extradition, ruling in the case. Chawla was to be extradited within 28 days following the signature of the UK Home Minister.
Chawla went to Britain in 1996
In March last year, the UK Home Minister ordered the extradition of Chawla, but he went to court against it. In UK court documents, Chawla is described as a Delhi-born businessman. He went to the UK on a business visa in 1996. His Indian passport was revoked in 2000. In 2003, he was granted an indefinite leave to remain in Britain. She received a UK passport in 2005 and has since been a British citizen.
D. Former Africa captain Cronje was also involved in fixing
Former South African captain Hansie Cronje also came up in the match-fixing scandal. Cronje was suggested by Chawla and another person that if they agreed to lose the cricket match, a hefty amount would be paid. Cronje was paid the money at the time of his tour of India to South Africa. Cronje died in a plane crash in 2002.
Chawla accused of giving money to 2 England players too
According to reports, a 70-page charge sheet was filed by both Delhi Crime Branch against Chawla and Cronje. Both were accused of fixing matches played between India and South Africa between 16 February 2000 and 20 March 2000. The case came to light in April 2000 when the Delhi Police intercepted the conversation between the blacklisted Chawla and Cronje. Chawla is also accused of giving money to two England players in August 1999.