Angry fans protesting against the IPL spot-fixing scandal that has hit Indian cricket. (AFP Photo)
New Delhi: BCCI has called an emergency meeting of its Working Committee on Sunday to discuss the IPL spot-fixing saga that has returned to haunt Indian cricket, while dismissing cricketer-turned-bookie Amit Singh, one of the several bookies arrested by Delhi Police along with three Rajasthan Royals' players.
"The President, BCCI, has convened an Emergent Working Committee Meeting at 11:00 am on Sunday, 19 February 2013, at the Park Sheraton, Chennai," the BCCI media release said. "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," it added.
Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested by Delhi Police on Thursday from Mumbai. The police also have electronic evidence against the three arrested players, who have been sent to 5-day police custody and are being interrogated. They have been suspended by the BCCI pending inquiry.
The BCCI release also clarified that Amit - who has been identified as a former Gujarat and Rajasthan Royals' player - is a registered player with the GCA and thus has also been suspended after being caught in the scandal. "Mr. Amit Singh, a registered player with the Gujarat Cricket Association, who has also been arrested by the Delhi Police, has been suspended by the BCCI pending inquiry."
It has also been learned that the board may initiate criminal proceedings against the four arrested players. Decision on that is likely to be taken in the Working Committee meeting on Sunday.