IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth, 2 others suspended

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Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11:44 [IST]
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IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth suspended

Mumbai, May 16: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acted quickly and suspended all three cricketers arrested for spot-fixing probe on Thursday.

Rajasthan Royals' S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested and booked by police for alleged role in IPL spot-fixing.

Taking into account of all the arrests, BCCI suspended them pending inquiry, TV reports said.

All three cricketers will be produced in court later this afternoon in Delhi, according to reports.

Sreesanth was bought by RR for $400,000 in the 2012 IPL auction. Chavan and Chandila were not part of auction and signed as domestic players by the franchise.

It is sad to note that all these 3 players are playing under cricket legend Rahul Dravid's captaincy. It would be shocking for the former India captain to hear all this.

"We have been informed that three of our players have been called in for investigation on spot fixing in matches. We are completely taken by surprise. We do not have the full facts at this point and are unable to confirm anything," said Rajasthan Royals in a statement.

"We are in touch with the BCCI on this matter. We will fully cooperate with the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation. The management at Rajasthan Royals has a zero-tolerance approach to anything that is against the spirit of the game," the statement added.


Story first published:  Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11:24 [IST]
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