Sreesanth Found Guilty of Spot-Fixing During the IPL

September 13, 2013

Test fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has been found guilty of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League (IPL) by an internal investigation.

Sreesanth and three other players were found guilty of the offence by the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) anti-corruption chief Ravi Sawani.

Two other players were found guilty in the probe for not reporting approaches made by bookmakers according to The Indian Express.

A leaked report published by the paper said Sreesanth, purchase Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were found guilty of allowing a ‘pre-determined number of runs per over in exchange for bribes.’

Sawani said: “The disciplinary committee may consider my report and impose such sanctions as considered appropriate to send out a strong signal indicating the zero tolerance policy of the BCCI to any corruption in the sport that is so dear to millions of Indians and fans abroad.

“Obviously, sale the anti-corruption education given to the players had no impact on the conduct. Therefore, capsule the players deserve no leniency whatsoever.”

A spokesman for the BCCI refused to comment on the story and said a disciplinary committee would discuss the findings.

Amit Singh was the fourth player to be found guilty and was described by Sawani as ‘the bad fish that spoils the entire pond.’