IPL spot-fixing: Interim report suggests life ban for tainted trio, say sources

The players include S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila who were arrested last month on charges of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League.

updated: June 10, 2013 17:13 IST
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New Delhi: What happens next to Raj Kundra, co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise, is expected to be decided at an emergency meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India this morning. The police has alleged that Mr Kundra has admitted to betting in the Indian Premier League.

The Board will also review an interim report submitted by the head of the BCCI's anti-corruption unit Ravi Sawani, which sources say, has recommended a life ban for the three Rajasthan Royals players, including Test cricketer S Sreesanth, who are in jail on charges of spot-fixing in the sixth edition of the IPL that ended last month. (Related read: Sreesanth's arrest has hurt fans in Kerala: Tharoor)

The report has also suggested, sources said, that strategic time-outs in IPL games, that allow discussions on playing strategies, and even cheer-leading, introduced for the first time in India for cricket matches in the IPL should be scrapped. Other matters on the agenda include handing the probe against Kundra to a 2-member commission, dropping N Srinivasan from the disciplinary committee and deciding on the post of treasurer.

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