Shamed Madhya Pradesh medium-pacer TP Sudhindra has said he will seek legal advice following the BCCI’s decision to ban him for life after he admitting to taking money to bowl a no-ball in a domestic game.
"I regret my wrongdoing,” he told the Sunday Express. "People don't realise the financial state my family was in. I was trapped," he said. "But I did decline an eight-figure offer made by the same people. I will come out with the true story soon. Let me talk to my lawyer first. I don't want another youngster to be trapped like me."
On Saturday, Sudhindra became the third Indian player to be banned for life, after Mohammad Azharuddin (found guilty of match-fixing) and Ajay Sharma (found guilty of having links with bookies). The BCCI’s disciplinary committee has ruled that Sudhindra will not be entitled to the monthly gratis, benevolent fund, benefit match or any other facility, nor could hold any position in any cricket association affiliated to the board.
The Madhya Pradesh medium-pacer says he regrets his decision to take Rs 5,000 to deliver a no-ball in a local game.
Sudhindra was the highest wicket-taker in the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy season with 40 victims at an average of 18.70.