IPL spot-fixing: BCCI disciplinary committee to meet tomorrow - The New Indian Express

IPL spot-fixing: BCCI disciplinary committee to meet tomorrow

Published: 12th September 2013 03:24 PM

Last Updated: 12th September 2013 03:24 PM

The fate of the cricketers implicated in the IPL spot-fixing scandal would be up for discussion when the BCCI's disciplinary committee meets here tomorrow to deliberate on Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ravi Sawani's report on the scam that shamed the Twenty20 league.

The one-man Sawani panel investigated allegations that the three Rajasthan Royals players conceded a pre-determined number of runs per over in exchange for money during the IPL this year.

The players, who also served jail time after being arrested by the Delhi Police, are Test pacer S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.

All three of them played for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL but their contracts were terminated by the franchise after the scandal broke out.

Sawani's report will now be studied by the BCCI's Disciplinary Committee, which comprises Board vice-Presidents Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah.

Sawani, who heads the BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, handed over the report to the Board during its Working Committee meeting in Kolkata last month.

After examining the report, the Disciplinary Committee will present the findings at the BCCI annual general meeting to be held on September 29.

Sawani had earlier submitted an interim report, which was put on hold by the BCCI as he had not spoken to Chandila, who was in judicial custody till a few days ago.

Chandila, who was granted bail on August 6 for two days to perform the last rites of his deceased brother, has denied the charges but is yet to meet Sawani.

The other two implicated players have also maintained their innocence after coming out on bail.

The disciplinary committee originally had BCCI President N Srinivasan as well but he stepped aside after the arrest of his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan on charges of betting.

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