IPL 2017 Spot Fixing Scandal Players Names and Latest News are provided here: IPL is the biggest and perhaps the richest cricket league. Also, Indian Premier League leads by a huge margin for its generous offers and auction base prices to its participant cricketers compared to its main competitor cricket leagues around the world including NatWest T20, Big Bash League, and Pakistan Super League. Being the richest private cricket structure, IPL has its perks that come along with the amount of money put out in the recent years. Billions of dollars not only attract cricketers, but they are also money-making tournaments for bookmakers/bookies and online betting websites. We had seen the biggest ever cricket scandal in IPL 2013 when Sreesanth and two other cricketers were found guilty taking an enormous amount of cash to fix several balls in different games.
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The primary suspects were India’s former fast bowler S.Sreesanth who contested in 27 test matches and 53 ODIs for India. After the scandal had surfaced, Sreesanth denied the allegations in front of mainstream media but later confessed in front of Delhi Police when arrested from his friend’s house in September 2013. He was ultimately banned for life by BCCI after few days. The other two players who carried out spot-fixing row were Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, all the three players represented IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League.
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Along with the three most prominent suspects, 17 arrests were made in the process, that also included investigation from Asad Rauf, a Pakistani Umpire in the wake of match fixing and spot fixing row. 14 bookies were also arrested in Delhi and Mumbai. It was later revealed that Sunil Bhatia, the culprit behind the scenes was also involved in spot-fixing in different International cricket leagues including BPL and ICL, the others included Yahya Muhammad and Vinod Mulchandani.
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Later when investigations were expanded, it was revealed that top officials of different IPL franchises had links and coordination with bookies from India and South Africa. The first big name was of Gurunath Meiyappan who was the son-in-law of the President of BCCI N.Sreenivasan, the present ICC Chief Executive. Gurunath was CSK Team Principal at that time, he was later arrested by Police for further investigations over the charges. After Gurunath was investigated and found guilty, the investigation circled to other IPL owners and team principle members. The next name was of Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra for betting illegally and taking benefit by telling his players to fix the match. Later in June 2013, Raj Kundra was also suspended by RR, BCCI, and IPL management.
Supreme Court of India suspended N. Srinivasan to carry on a fair investigation for the spot and match fixing scandal. Along with the three players, batsman Hiken Shah was found guilty by the inquiry team and was expelled for five years by the BCCI, all the other three were banned for life. In 2016, Virat Kohli said that it is literally impossible to prevent cancer from International cricket altogether. However, he said it would be up to players whether to play with dignity or to bring disrespect to their family, country, game, and themselves.
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IPL 2017 is going to be the test year for IPL management and BCCI whether they are able to control Spot Fixing and Match Fixing or bookies are robust enough to fix any match without getting caught. After PSL 2017 spot-fixing scandal, IPL 10 is all set to conduct a fair and competitive cricket league free of corruption.