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Indian bowler guilty of spot fixing

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Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, along with three other players, has been charged with spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League and has been given a lifelong ban from Cricket, according to The Telegraph.

The investigation by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) found the former test fast bowler guilty of spot fixing in multiple incidents.

The verdict covers cases of conceding a prior arranged number of runs in an over bowled by Sreesanth according to some leaked newspaper documents in India.

He was found guilty along with Rajasthan Royals teammates; Amit Singh, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.

India's money spinning Twenty 20 tournament; the IPL, in which the offences took place have been rocked by this scandal and spot fixing in general.

Police in Delhi have arrested 35 other people connected with corruption in Cricket this year.

Sreesanth has featured in 27 Test matches and has taken 87 wickets at an average of 37.59.

However, the 30-year-old hasn't been picked for a test match since a disappointing series in England during the 2011 summer.

Spot fixing is a lesser form of match fixing where players arrange with bookmakers to doctor small parts of matches; most common practices are no-balls and wide's from bowlers.

More cases have been uncovered since a high profile sting of the Pakistan Cricket team back in 2010 where the English paper 'News of the World' went undercover to catch out cheats.

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were all found guilty of conspiring to bowl no balls. 

All three received jail terms and bans, which are still in place.

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