Shalabh Srivastava factfile
One of the accuse in the IPL spot-fixing scandal says he is innocent
>> A left-arm pacer from Uttar Pradesh, Shalabh Srivastava played a big part in Uttar Pradesh’s Ranji triumph in the 2005-06 season.
>> He then moved from UP to Railways in 2007.
>> Despite a promising start to his career, he fled to the rebel Indian Cricket League where he played for the Delhi Giants, where he enjoyed reasonable success.
>> In 2009, Srivastava was readmitted into the Indian domestic cricket fold after he severed ties with the unofficial league.
>> He returned to the UP team and last played a first-class match against Karnataka in 2010.
>> He was a regular fixture in the Kings XI Punjab side during the last two editions of the Indian Premier League.
>> In 2010, he took six wickets from eight matches at 42.50.
>> In the 2011 IPL, he took eight wickets from six matches. He hasn’t played yet a game in IPL-V.
>> Srivastava has an impressive record of 130 first-class wickets at 31.65 in 41 matches.