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Saturday, June 11, 2005

L'affaire Shobhan Mehta

Mohd Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, Nayan Mongia, Mark Waugh, Hansie Cronje as providers of information -- the Shobhan Mehta interrogation makes nice grist for news sites/papers.
But thus far, despite reporters' suggestions that the betting scandal has broken out afresh, has thrown up nothing we didn't know before (same story, with minor variations, on NDTV, Express, Indiainfo, Rediff etc).
The Indian Express in fact makes that point -- this, says seems to be an editorial, is same wine, same bottle.
One aspect of the revelations results of the interrogation should come as relief: that he hasn't suggested any current player is involved.
For those needing aide memoires, here's the betting scandal comprehensive coverage page on Rediff; from the same site, a brief biography of the man of the moment.
The aftermath thus far is predictable: Nayan Mongia has denied knowing the man or even having heard his name; expect similar statements from the other names on the list in the coming hours/days.


  • This is pretty perplexing. When the police arrested the bookie, I assumed it was for some current transaction. However, going by the names that have come out, these are all linked to matches in years long gone by. Does that mean Shobhan Mehta is no longer active? Then what tipped the police onto him?

    I think there is more here than meets the eye.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02:20  

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