New Delhi: Setting a strong precedent, the BCCI's Disciplinary Committee on Friday banned S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan for life while handing out five-year and one-year bans to Amit Singh and Siddarth Trivedi respectively for their involvement in spot-fixing that rocked the IPL 6 season.
In its hearing, the Disciplinary Committee - comprising N Srinivasan, Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah - passed the order based on the evidence on record. "S Sreesanth is banned for life from playing any representative cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates," the board said in its statement.
The board also mentioned the bans handed out to Amit Singh, Trivedi and Chavan.
"Amit Singh is banned for a period of five years from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates," the release added. "Siddarth Trivedi is banned for a period of one year from playing any representative Cricket or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates."
The Committee, however, closed the case against young spinner Harmeet Singh in the absence of evidence against him.
The one-man Ravi Sawani panel investigated allegations that the three Rajasthan Royals players conceded a pre-determined number of runs per over in exchange for money during the IPL this year. All five players played for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL but.
Sawani, who heads the BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, handed over the report to the board during its working committee meeting in Kolkata last month.
Sawani had earlier submitted an interim report, which was put on hold by the BCCI as he had not spoken to Chandila, who was in judicial custody till a few days ago. Chandila, who was granted bail on August 6 for two days to perform the last rites of his deceased brother, has denied the charges but is yet to meet Sawani.
Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila were arrested on May 16, along with eleven bookies, and were charged under the Indian Penal Code section 420 and 120B, which deal with fraud, cheating and criminal conspiracy.