Sreesanth and Chavan banned for life, Trivedi banned for a year

MUMBAI: The Disciplinary Committee of the BCCI, comprising N. Srinivasan, Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah, enquiring into the allegations of match-fixing against certain players, held a hearing today at Hotel ITC Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi.

After considering the evidence on record and hearing each of the players in person, the Disciplinary Committee has passed the orders regarding the players in question

The players who have been slapped with a life ban include the eccentric S. Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, both the players have been banned for life from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates.

While Amit Singh has been 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; Siddarth Trivedi will face a ban of one year.

The case against Harmeet Singh has been closed in the absence of evidence against him.

This is a wakeup call for all those cricketers who are out to tarnish the name of the sport, which is almost considered as a religion in the country and the players worshiped as deities.

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