5 players suspended following spot fixing
The IPL’s governing council on Tuesday decided to suspend five players named in the TV sting . The BCCI has also suspended them from all forms of cricket following a request from IPL’s governing council.
The players who got suspended are TP Sudhindra (Deccan Chargers), Mohnish Mishra (Pune Warriors), Amit Yadav ( Kings XI Punjab) and Shalabh Shrivastava (Kings XI Punjab) and Bali.
A TV channel on Monday claimed to have blown the lid off “murky deals” in the IPL among players, organisers, owners and big guns of Indian cricket, prompting the BCCI to warn that stringent action will be taken if the report is found to be true.
The BCCI has also ordered a probe into the accusations, made by a local television channel.
According to the channel, its operation also revealed that spot-fixing is not only prevalent in IPL but also that first class matches are fixed and women played an important role in match-fixing.
Each of the nine franchises has a salary cap and the player in question has not been capped by the national team, meaning he cannot be paid more than Rs 3 million according to IPL rules.
The spot-fixing scam, which shook the cricketing world, came to light after a British newspaper recorded sports agent Mazhar Majeed boasting of how he could arrange for players to rig elements of matches for money.