The Board of Control for Cricket in India has imposed a life ban on tainted cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan. Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth and Chavan were found guilty of spot-fixing during sixth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Meanwhile fellow Rajasthan Royals player Siddharth Trivedi has been handed a one-year ban while Amit Singh has been banned for five years in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. The case against India's under-19 world cup winner Harmeet Singh, who also represents the Royals, was closed due to a lack of evidence. (Also see: Pics - Sreesanth, the king of controversies)
The ban was imposed by the disciplinary committee of the BCCI after their meeting in New Delhi today. The committee, which includes Board vice-presidents Niranjan Shah and Arun Jaitley, imposed the sanctions on the players as per the recommendations of BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ravi Sawani, who comprised the one-man probe panel.
The disciplinary committee met with Sreesanth, Chavan, Amit Singh, Harmeet Singh and Siddharth Trivedi at the meet on Friday. In press statement after the meeting the BCCI said: Mr. S. Sreesanth is banned for life from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates. Ankeet Chavan was also handed the same punishment. (Read full press release)
Sreesanth banned for life from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with activities of BCCI or its affiliates— BCCI (@BCCI) September 13, 2013