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    How the spot fixing case is likely to proceed

    A file photo of fans protesting against fixing in cricket.

    A file photo of fans protesting against fixing in cricket.

    New Delhi: The BCCI committee on corruption will investigate the latest IPL spot-fixing scandal, which involves Rajasthan Royals' players Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, and then refer the matter to the IPL Disciplinary Committee headed by Arun Jaitley - sources told CNN-IBN on Friday.

    Sources also told that once the matter reaches the Disciplinary Committee, it will hear the case and recommend future course of action. But before that, police investigations will have to conclude.

    The three players, who were arrested from Mumbai by Delhi Police on Saturday, have already been suspended by the BCCI pending inquiry. They are currently being interrogated by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, along with several bookies who have also been arrested.

    It was also revealed earlier on Friday that Amit Singh - one of the bookies arrested by Police - is a former Rajasthan Royals player and was in the franchise's squad from 2009 to 2012 before being released last year. Also another bookie Jiju Janardhanan is said to be closely related to Sreesanth.

    It is possible that the three players named in the scandal will be banned for life if the charges against them are proved.