Spot-fixing: BCCI emergency meet on Sunday

New Delhi, May 17: The BCCI today called an emergency working committee meeting on Sunday in Chennai in the wake of suspension of three Rajasthan Royals cricketers, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the ongoing IPL. "The President, BCCI, has convened an emergency working committee meeting, at 1100 am on Sunday, 19 February 2013, at the Park Sheraton, Chennai," BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement. "The Working Committee will discuss, among other things, the fallout of the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing IPL, in which three players have been arrested by the Delhi Police," said he.

The players- former Test player S Sreesanth and Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chadila- have been brought to Delhi and charged under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. The BCCI secretary also confirmed the arrest and suspension of Amit Singh, the Gujarat and former Rajasthan Royals cricketer who was caught in the spot-fixing scandal as a bookie. "Mr Amit Singh, a registered player with the Gujarat Cricket Association, also arrested by the Delhi Police, has been suspended by the BCCI, pending inquiry," he said.

-Agencies

Published On : May 18, 2013

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