BCCI's statement suspending five cricketers after allegations of spot-fixing

Board of Control for Cricket in India's chief - N Srinivasan - took a grim view of the allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League. This is the official statement from him and the Board after IPL's General Council meeting on the matter.

Having discussed among members of the Governing Council of IPL on the "Sting" operation telecast on TV channels, the President BCCI has immediately appointed Shri Ravi Sawani (Retired CBI officer and former Head of Anti Corruption and Security Unit, ICC) as the Commissioner to make a preliminary enquiry as per Rule 32 (ii) of the Memorandum and Rules and Regulations of BCCI on the involvement of players in illegal activities or activities against the interests of the BCCI and the game. The report submitted by the Commissioner would be forwarded to the Disciplinary Committee of the BCCI for enquiry as per the said Rules and Regulations.

The following players are suspended pending enquiry as per Rule 32(vii) with immediate effect:

1. T.P.Sudhindra
2. Amit Yadav
3. Shalabh Srivastav
4. Abhinav Bali
5. Mohnish Mishra

The above players would not be entitled to participate in any cricket match played under the aegis of the BCCI while under suspension.

N. Srinivasan