BCCI suspends five cricketers found under TV Sting

In a fresh breakdown under the IPL Match Fixing scandal, the BCCI [Board of Control for Cricket in India] has today announced in an interview that it will immediately suspend all the five cricketers who have been named or seen in the video by the TV sting of spot-fixing.

The reports have said that the TV sting operation was done by a TV channel Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla.

While talking to media, Rajeev Shukla said, “The BCCI has decided to suspend the five players pending inquiry. We have set up a committee to provide a preliminary report and it will be made public in 15-20 days. Ravi Sawani (former CBI officer) will be heading the investigation panel.”

Further, Ravi Sawani was also the ex-chief of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Ant-Corruption and Security Unit.

Reports have said that the five cricketer suspended from IPL were TP Sudhindra from Deccan Chargers, Mohnish Mishra from Pune Warriors, Amit Yadav from Kings XI Punjab, Shalabh Shrivastava from Kings XI Punjab and Abhinav Bali from Delhi daredevils.

The decision to suspend the players were taken at an emergency meeting called by the BCCI today at it’s headquarter in Mumbai.

In the frist half of the day, the BCCI has said that match-fixing in any level of cricket, weather its IPL of domestic cricket, it would not be accepted and called it as ‘disturbing’ and said that BCCI will always take serious actions against those found guilty in all such cases.

Further, talking to media, BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said, “The footage that was shown by the television channel was very disturbing.”

He said, “There has been an immediate action proposed by the BCCI president, and strong action will be taken against those found to be guilty.”

The suspected match-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League [IPL] had its sound coming back in Lok Sabha on Tuesday with members calling for a high-level probe into match fixing charges and the way in which black money was coming into play in it.

The matter was came into light in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour by Samajwadi Party member Shailendra Kumar and supported by former cricketer Kirti Azad of the BJP.

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