Five IPL players suspended over fixing claims

IPL's governing council asks BCCI to submit report within 15 days.

Afp/web Desk May 15, 2012

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.


maestro | 10 years ago | Reply

@Blunt!: Janaab IPL has not allowed a single Pak player to play in the IPL - even though we are 2007 T20 World Champs and now the Asian Champs. It is ridiculous beyond belief. As for fixing, yes three were convicted, the youngest being Mohammad Amir (19) rated the best fast bowler in the world who admitted his crime and served accordingly. The other two were proper crooks and have received due punishment. Fixing began with Cronje, Azharrudin and Jadeja back ten years ago. This IPL is known for a betting playground nothing else. And it is incomplete without Pak players - its just a farce for show and fancy entertainment. I hope the ICC shuts it down - not because I am a Pakistani - but because I love the sport and this annual bhangra is tarnishing it and the players because of the money involved. Of course Kohli, Dhoni, Raina, Tendulkar don't need to take kickbacks - the young ones do. Get my point?

abs | 10 years ago | Reply

@Blunt - We felt the same almost a year back when your board and media ensured individuals playing for Pakistan cricket acts were reflected on entire nation. Its a known fact that India is the biggest bookies / match fixing market and BCCI has its own share in it. If you do not believe me look at the India TV videos yourself and decide. however, ICC would never take any serious against it for very obvious reasons.

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