Tuesday 15 May 2012 

Spot-Fixing: BCCI Suspends Five Indian Cricketers

Spot-Fixing: BCCI Suspends Five Indian Cricketers
Spot-Fixing: BCCI Suspends Five Indian Cricketers
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended five players pending an enquiry into spot-fixing in domestic cricket.

The BCCI has acted quickly to suspend TP Sudhindra, Amit Yadav, Shalabh Srivastav, Abhinav Bali and Mohnish Mishra from all cricket under its jurisidiction pending a full enquiry.

"Having discussed among members of the Governing Council of IPL on the "Sting" operation telecast on TV channels, the President BCCI has immediately appointed Shri Ravi Sawani (Retired CBI officer and former Head of Anti Corruption and Security Unit, ICC) as the Commissioner to make a preliminary enquiry as per Rule 32 (ii) of the Memorandum and Rules and Regulations of BCCI on the involvement of players in illegal activities or activities against the interests of the BCCI and the game," a statement from the BCCI read.

"The report submitted by the Commissioner would be forwarded to the Disciplinary Committee of the BCCI for enquiry as per the said Rules and Regulations."

Footage produced by India TV showed players communicating with reporters purporting to be representatives of domestic teams.

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