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Sreesanth banned for life on spot-fixing charges

Updated September 13, 2013

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Sreesanth (pictured), Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were found guilty on multiple accounts, including conceding a “pre-determined number of runs per over in exchange for bribes.” -Photo by AP
Sreesanth (pictured), Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were found guilty on multiple accounts, including conceding a “pre-determined number of runs per over in exchange for bribes.” -Photo by AP

MUMBAI: Former India fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has been banned for life on spot-fixing charges, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday.

“Mr. 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 BCCI said in a statement after its disciplinary committee meeting in Delhi.

Sreesanth, who has played 27 tests, and two other players were arrested in May by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League.

Ankeet Chavan, Sreesanth's team mate in IPL franchise the Rajasthan Royals, was also banned for life. Domestic Indian cricketers Amit Singh and Siddharth Trivedi have been banned for five years and one year respectively, the board added.