BCCI bans five cricketers for spot-fixing

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) banned Madhya Pradesh fast bowler TP Sudhindra for life, Uttar Pradesh fast bowler Salabh Srivastava for five years and Madhya Pradesh batsman Mohnish Mishra, Goa all-rounder Amit Yadav and Himachal Pradesh batsman Abhinav Bali for one year for bringing the game into disrepute.

The board has banned Sudhindra for life which means he will not be allowed to play any cricket conducted by the BCCI, the International Cricket Council (ICC) or any of their affiliated units ever again.

T. SUDHINDRA

The Committee held Sudhindra guilty of actually receiving a consideration to spot-fix in a domestic cricket match, and hence imposed exemplary penalty on him.

Sudhindra has been debarred for life, from playing any cricket matches conducted or authorized by the ICC or BCCI, or any affiliated unit of the BCCI.

He will not be entitled to the monthly gratis, benevolent fund, benefit match or any other facility, in lieu of.

He cannot hold any position in any cricket association affiliated to the BCCI, for life.

SHALABH SRIVASTAVA

Shalabh Srivastava was held guilty of agreeing to fix a match and negotiate terms for the same, even though no actual match-fixing or spot fixing took place.

He has been debarred for a period of five years, from playing any cricket matches conducted or authorized by the ICC or BCCI, or any affiliated unit of the BCCI.

He will not be entitled to the monthly gratis, benevolent fund, benefit matches or any other facility, during this period.

He cannot hold any position in any cricket association affiliated to the BCCI, for a period of five years.

MOHNISH MISHRA, AMIT YADAV, ABHINAV BALI

The three players, through loose talk and unsubstantiated bragging, brought the game into disrepute, and hence, have been held guilty of the lesser offence.

They have been debarred for a period of one year, from playing any cricket matches conducted or authorized by the ICC or BCCI, or any affiliated unit of the BCCI.

The penalties will be effective from the date of the suspension of the players – 15 May 2012.

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