IPL Quintet Banned For Fixing
Five Indian Premier League (IPL) cricketers have been suspended indefinitely after alleged fixing following a sting by a local television network.
IPL quintet T P Sudhindra, Mohnish Mishra, Abhinav Bali, Amit Yadav and Shalabh Srivastava have all been handed provisional suspensions by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI) awaits the results of an investigation into the allegations.
“The BCCI has decided to suspend these players from all cricket till preliminary investigation into the whole episode is completed,” IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla told reporters.
Sudhindra was shown on TV bowling a no-ball in a local amateur match, where he overstepped the mark by some distance. However he has denied the allegations claiming it wasn’t he who made remarks about the act.
“The voice which suggests that I am ready to spot-fix is not mine,” he said to the Indian Express. “I am ready to clarify this to the BCCI, my team owners and the IPL governing council. I will definitely file a case against them.”
However, the local TV network behind the sting, India TV, said they stood by their story.
India TV editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma said: “We stand by our story and will co-operate fully with any investigation the BCCI plans to carry out.”
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