This year’s Indian Premier League has fallen into controversy over spot-fixing claims.
The Indian cricket board has suspended five players after news channel India TV secretly recorded talks with some players and showed them agreeing to bowl no-balls and spot-fix matches.
The chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), N Srinivasan said, “We have no tolerance towards any form of corruption. We will ensure that the integrity of the game is protected. BCCI believes in the integrity of the game. We will take the strictest possible action.”
According to IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, the five players who will remain suspended from all forms of cricket,- Amit Yadav (Kings XI Punjab), Mohnish Mishra (Pune Warriors India), Abhinav Bali (played for Delhi Giants in the erstwhile Indian Cricket League), TP Sudhindra (Deccan Chargers) and Shalabh Srivastava (Kings XI Punjab).
NDTV reports that Board President N Srinivasan, who also owns the Chennai Super Kings IPL franchise had earlier said that all those found guilty would be punished; Rajiv Shukla had the cash-rich T20 tournament must be kept clean at any cost.