Rahul vows to give up cricket if found guilty and Parnell says he was clean.
கிரிக்கெட் வீரர்கள் ராகுல் சர்மாவும், பார்நெலும் தாங்கள் குற்றமற்றவர்கள் என்றார்கள்.
Mumbai police have busted a rave party at Oakwood hotel in Juhu, Mumbai. Mumbai police on Sunday [20-5-2012] night busted a high-profile rave party at a plush hotel in Juhu and rounded up 96 participants, including two IPL players.
According to reports, the police have also arrested the party organizer, Vishesh Vijay Handa. He has been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. IPL players Rahul Sharma of India and Wayne Parnell of South Africa were also detained and questioned.
All detained persons, including IPL players, have undergone mediacal tests to find out if they have taken banned substances. The results of the test are awaited. The police will slap charges on the basis of the results of the tests. Even though no arrests have been made yet, police have released cricketers on bonds.
Rahul claimed that he was at Oak Woods Hotel in Juhu at that time but for a different party. His mother too has backed him saying Rahul has done no wrong. She said that Rahul had gone to attend a birthday party.
Team Pune cricketers Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell called their presence at Oakwood Premier Hotel on Sunday evening as being “at the wrong place at the wrong time”. They were among those detained by the police for blood and urine tests. The raid at the rave party has left the cricketers in a shock. Both claim to be teetotalers and non-smokers.
“I know I am innocent. If the test reports are positive, I will quit cricket,” Sharma said.
“Those who know me, including my team-mates, know I have never even touched champagne after victories. It (detention) is a big thing.” Parnell said he had not even bothered to cover his face when the police called him since he knew he was clean.
“Rahul and I were invited to someone’s birthday. We reached there around 5pm. By 7pm, the police were there. Obviously, once we were inside, we were caught indoors,” Parnell said. “It is unfortunate we were there. But at the end of the day, it was just a simple case of being at the wrong place, at the wrong time. We weren’t aware of any drugs or that it was a rave.” Both said the person who invited them had befriended them during the last IPL season. “We speak with each other regularly,” Parnell said. “Our IPL matches have finished and it was our last day together.”
Sharma said he was devastated to know there were drugs at the party. “We didn’t know what was happening, I asked police officers and they said a raid was on. They said those found clean would be allowed to leave,” said Sharma. The BCCI said no action would be taken against the cricketers till the results of the probe by the authorities were known.
We think that Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell are innocent in this party.
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