BCCI suspended all three tainted cricketers
New Delhi: BCCI on Thursday suspended pacer S Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals players accused of spot-fixing in the ongoing IPL season 6 and vowed to take “strictest action” against them if found guilty after an inquiry.
“The Minister of Sports, Shri Jitendra Singh has spoken to Chairman of the IPL Shri Rajeev Shukla on the issue and impressed upon him to take urgent steps to put in place a mechanism to prevent such unethical activities and ensure clean sports in the country.
In a sensational development, Indian speedster S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were on Thursday arrested on charges of spot-fixing, throwing the cash-rich Indian Premier League into its biggest crisis till date.
A special cell of the Delhi police arrested Sreesanth and his teammates — Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — along with seven bookies last night after their team’s IPL match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
While Sreesanth was picked up in Delhi from his friend’s residence, Chavana and Chandila were arrested from the team hotel at Nariman Point in Mumbai. The cricketers and bookies have been charged under sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and are being flown in to Delhi for further questioning.