BCCI suspends five cricketers on charges of spot-fixing

New Delhi, May 15: The Indian cricket board has decided to immediately suspend five cricketers who have been linked to spot-fixing in a sting operation done by a TV channel Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said Monday.

“The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has decided to suspend the five players pending inquiry. We have set up a committee to provide a preliminary report and it will be made public in 15-20 days. Ravi Sawani (former CBI officer) will be heading the investigation panel,” Shukla said.

Sawani was also the former head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Ant-Corruption and Security Unit.

The five players are T.P. Sudhindra (Deccan Chargers), Mohnish Mishra (Pune Warriors), Amit Yadav (Kings XI Punjab), Shalabh Shrivastava (Kings XI Punjab) and Abhinav Bali, a young Delhi cricketer.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at its headquarters in Mumbai.

IANS