Spot-fixing: MCA demands severe action

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 13:46 [IST]
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Spot-fixing: MCA demands severe action

Mumbai, May 15: Dismayed at their player Ankeet Chavan's alleged spot-fixing role in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for which the Rajasthan Royals player has been arrested with two other teammates, Mumbai Cricket Association called for severe action against him if found guilty.

"It's a sad thing for Mumbai cricket. We are shocked on hearing this about Ankeet Chavan. These boys are getting good amount of money for playing cricket. They should be punished severely if the charges are found correct," said MCA's joint secretary Nitin Dalal.

In a sensational development, Chavan and his Royals teammate S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila were on Thursday arrested by Delhi police on spot-fixing charges.

A special cell of Delhi police picked up Sreesanth in Delhi from his friend's residence, Chavan and Chandila were arrested from the team hotel in Nariman Point.

It was also learnt from informed sources that left-arm spinner Chavan, who played in Wednesday's game for the Royals against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium and failed to take a wicket in three overs while conceding 25 runs, is expected to tie the nuptial knot next month.


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