IPL Spot-fixing: BCCI imposes life ban on S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan

Sreesanth and Chavan were found guilty of spot-fixing during IPL 6. BCCI also imposed a one-year ban on Siddharth Trivedi while Amit Singh received a five-year ban on charges of IPL spot-fixing.

updated: September 13, 2013 20:09 IST
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India has imposed a life ban on tainted cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan. Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth and Chavan were found guilty of spot-fixing during sixth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Meanwhile fellow Rajasthan Royals player Siddharth Trivedi has been handed a one-year ban while Amit Singh has been banned for five years in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. The case against India's under-19 world cup winner Harmeet Singh, who also represents the Royals, was closed due to a lack of evidence. (Also see: Pics - Sreesanth, the king of controversies)

The ban was imposed by the disciplinary committee of the BCCI after their meeting in New Delhi today. The committee, which includes Board vice-presidents Niranjan Shah and Arun Jaitley, imposed the sanctions on the players as per the recommendations of BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ravi Sawani, who comprised the one-man probe panel.

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