Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan banned for life by BCCI for spot-fixing in IPL
Rajasthan Royals and Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth has been handed a life ban by BCCI for spot-fixing during this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League.
The fate of the cricketers, who were implicated in the IPL spot-fixing scandal by Delhi Police, was up for discussion in the BCCI’s disciplinary committee meeting today.
On the basis of Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ravi Sawani’s report on the scandal, the committee handed life bans to Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammate Ankeet Chavan.
Sawani’s report had found the players guilty in the scandal and had recommended bans ranging from five years to a lifetime.
Cricketer turned bookie, Amit Singh, got a five-year ban. Another Rajasthan player Siddharth Trivedi also got suspended for one year for not reporting an approach from the bookies.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh, who was also facing same charges as Trivedi, has been cleared of any wrongdoing due to a lack of evidence against him.