IPL: BCCI bans five players accused of spot-fixing

Mumbai: The disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday, banned five players accused of fixing in a sting operation during this year’s Indian Premier League.

The three-member committee consisting of BCCI chairman N Srinivasan and board vice-presidents Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah  went through the reports submitted by BCCI’s anti-corruption wing.

While TP Sudhindra (Also read)  has been banned for life, Shalabh Srivastava has been banned from playing for a period of five years. The other three – Mohnish Mishra and Amit Yadav and Abhinav Bali – have been handed a year’s ban each.

While Mishra had issued a written apology days after the sting operation was aired saying that he had ‘done it casually to increase his value,’ Srivastava had claimed innocence.

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