After the allegations of spot fixing and underhand financial dealings in the Indian Premiere League, the Indian Cricket Board (ICB) did not waste time to react. The ICB has suspended five players till the inquiry is conducted.
The players who are suspended include, Mohnish Mishra from Pune Warriors, TP Sudhindra from Deccan Chargers, Amit Yadav and Shalabh Shrivastava from King XI Punjab, Abhinav Bali, who at present represents Himachal Pradesh in domestic cricket. An emergency meeting was held by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on May 15, 2012 after which the decision was taken to suspend.
At the end of the meeting, IPL Chcairman Rajeev Shukla announced that an inquiry will be conducted which will be headed by Ravi Sawani, the former head of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption and security unit. Shukla said, “Sawani will conduct the preliminary inquiry and send his report to the disciplinary committee”.
The five players who are suspended are expected to appear before the inquiry commission which will be held in New Delhi on May 16, 2012. On the other hand, Srivastava and Mishra have said that they are not guilty and are being framed. But Mishra admitted to the statements he said on camera but added that he did so casually to develop his value.