Bangalore, May 16: Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani has called for life-bans and 12 to 15 years of imprisonment for cricketers involved in spot-fixing. Also Kirmani said it is time to shut IPL.
On Thursday morning, spot-fixing scandal rocked the Indian Premier League with the arrest of three players including India paceman S Sreesanth. All three were Rajasthan Royals' cricketers.
Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals lost to Mumbai Indians on Wednesday night at the Wankhede Stadium. Chavan played in that game.
"If found guilty, cricketers should be banned for life (for spot-fixing). Also, 12 to 15 years of jail and erase all records," Kirmani told "Times Now" English news channel.
"Earlier also few cricketers were involved. Law and punishment should be very severe," he added.
"I would close IPL now. It has harmed youngsters," he added.