Tushar Arothe claims innocence, says would ‘never indulge’ in such act

first_img Press Trust of India VadodaraApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 17:31 IST Tushar Arothe was the coach of the India women’s team when they reached the final of the 2017 World Cup (@ICC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTushar Arothe was arrested connection with cricket betting along with 18 others”Forget about doing it, I have never thought about it”, said ArotheArothe quit as India women’s cricket team coach in 2018 after a players’ revoltFormer Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe on Wednesday claimed innocence a day after he was arrested and subsequently released on bail for allegedly betting on an IPL match.”This (cricket) is my bread and butter. Whatever I am today is because of cricket and I will never do such type of activity. Life mei ek paisa idhar-udhar nahi kiya hai (I have never cheated),” Arothe told PTI.The 52-year-old from Baroda was arrested on Monday before being given bail by the police, Vadodara Police Commissioner Anup Singh Gehlot told PTI on Tuesday.”Forget about doing it, I have never thought about it,” the former batsman, who represented Baroda in 114 first-class games.Arothe and 18 others were arrested by the city Crime Branch for betting on the IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab played at Mohali, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Jaydeepsinh Jadeja of Vadodara Crime Branch.”Arothe is a former coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. He was among the 19 persons held by our team last night for placing bets during the live telecast of an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals,” said Jadeja.Arothe took over the reins of the Indian women’s team in 2017 from Purnima Rao.During Arothe’s tenure, the women’s team had made it to the finals of the 2017 World Cup.He had resigned from the post in controversial circumstances. His son Rishi, a left-arm pacer, also plays for Baroda.Also Read | Ex-India women’s cricket coach Tushar Arothe arrested in connection with IPL bettingAlso Read | International Cricket Council to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruptionadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Tushar ArotheFollow IPLFollow bettingFollow Women’s teamFollow Coach Tushar Arothe claims innocence, says would ‘never indulge’ in such actTushar Arothe, former coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, along with 18 others were arrested by the Baroda Police for betting on the IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab.advertisementlast_img

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