BCCI slaps life ban on Sreesanth, Chavan; Harmeet Singh 'excused'
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Cracking the whip on corrupt players, the BCCI on Friday slapped life bans on Indian Test pacer S Sreesanth and spinner Ankeet Chavan for being involved in the IPL spot-fixing scam while handing out lesser punishments to some others in the scandal which rocked the Twenty20 league this year. Also Read: I am fully convinced that Sreesanth was part of the fix
Sreesanth banned for life from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with activities of BCCI or its affiliates— BCCI (@BCCI) September 13, 2013
Amit Singh, a former Rajasthan Royals player, was handed a five-year ban while another RR cricketer Siddharth Trivedi got away with a lighter one-year suspension after the BCCI disciplinary committee met here to discuss anti-corruption chief Ravi Sawani's report on the scam. Pity that Chavan has been found guilty: MCA joint secretary
"After considering the evidence on record and hearing each of the Players in person, the Disciplinary Committee has passed the following order...Mr Amit Singh is banned for a period of five years from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.
Amit Singh is banned for 5 years from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with activities of BCCI/affiliates— BCCI (@BCCI) September 13, 2013
"Mr. Siddarth Trivedi is banned for a period of one year from playing any representative Cricket or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates. "Mr. Ankeet Chavan is banned for life from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates.
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