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 ShahÂ went through the reports submitted by BCCI's anti-corruption wing. ( Click here for BCCI's official release)
While TP Sudhindra (Also read)Â 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 ( read May 16 report here) days after the sting operation was aired saying that he had 'done it casually to increase his value,' Srivastava had claimed innocence. (read May 15 report here)