Five domestic Indian Premier League (IPL) players were on Tuesday suspended from cricket after a sting operation by a local TV channel highlighted alleged fixing and corruption, sporting authorities said.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the players were handed provisional suspensions until its investigations into the allegations could be completed.
According to a report by Times of India, the IPL’s governing council has also asked the head of BCCI’s new anti-corruption unit Ravi Sawani to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within 15 days.
The report named the five players as TP Sudhindra (from Deccan Chargers), Mohnish Mishra (from Pune Warriors), Amit Yadav (from Kings XI Punjab) and Shalabh Shrivastava (from Kings XI Punjab) and Bali.
The BCCI earlier said that it will probe allegations of corruption in the IPL following allegations made by a local television channel.
Footage from India TV appeared to show an IPL player negotiating a fee for bowling a no-ball, while another said he received under-the-table payments above his contracted fee.
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