Sreesanth, the Indian fast bowler, has been handed a life ban by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) due to a spot fixing allegation in the Indian Premier League 6. His Rajasthan Royals team-mate Ankeet Chavan was also banned for life, following the board's disciplinary committee meeting in Delhi on Friday.
Amit Singh, who is a cricketer cum bookie has been banned for five years and Siddharth Trivedi, who had no part to play in the entire fixing has been suspended for one year for not reporting an approach of the bookies to him to the Board among other things . Same is the case with Harmeet Singh who's ban duration is not yet out.
The BCCI probe for the spot-fixing case was led by Ravi Sawani. In the report, Sawani said:
"There is no specific mitigating factor that would require any mercy while sanctioning the aforesaid guilty players,"
"Obviously, the anti-corruption education given to the three players had no impact on the conduct. Therefore, the three players deserve no leniency whatsoever."
Sreesanth was a member of the World Cup winning Indian team in 2011 and also a key part of T20 WC winning team of 2007.
Three out five players play for Rajasthan Royals in the controversial IPL and the team is co-owned by Raj Kundra who is also accused of betting on the games of his own team.
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