BCCI acts on IPL fixing claim
Five domestic IPL players have been suspended after a sting operation by a local TV channel highlighted alleged fixing and corruption.
Last Updated: 15/05/12 2:49pm
Five domestic Indian Premier League players have been suspended from cricket after a sting operation by a local TV channel highlighted alleged fixing and corruption.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that the players - TP Sudhindra, Mohnish Mishra, Abhinav Bali, Amit Yadav and Shalabh Srivastava - had been handed provisional suspensions until its investigations into the allegations could be completed.
The inquiry will be carried out by Ravi Sawani, a former police officer who has previously served in the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.
"The BCCI has decided to suspend these players from all cricket till preliminary investigation into the whole episode is completed," IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla said.
The announcement comes after India TV claim to have carried out a sting operation on various players who have been caught on a hidden camera confessing to spot-fixing.
The BCCI asked for the footage from the news channel, who also suggested first-class matches were also fixed.