Mumbai, May 16: BCCI on Thursday said it was "shocked and saddened" to hear the arrest of three players for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2013).
BCCI issued an official statement on Thursday afternoon after three Rajasthan Royals' cricketers S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested by police for alleged spot-fixing in IPL. BCCI also placed all three under suspension pending inquiry.
Indian cricket board said it has "zero tolerance to corruption."
Full BCCI statement
"The BCCI is shocked and saddened at the recent developments. The BCCI has zero tolerance to corruption. We will offer all cooperation to the Delhi police and all other authorities in their investigations in this matter. The IPL Governing Council has met and decided that the cricketers found involved will be dealt with severely.
As of now, the 3 players viz; Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila and S. Sreesanth stand suspended pending enquiry. All information required to bring the persons involved to book will be collected and strictest action will be taken, if found guilty.
The BCCI engages the services of the anti corruption wing of the ICC to educate and monitor players and support staff in prevention of corruption of any form in the game.
In fact, it is wholly unfortunate that despite such education, best playing conditions and terms of engagement offered, some players seem to be indulging in such activity."