4 IPL Players found guilty of match-fixing by charges by BCCI probe. The players include Sreesanth, Ajit Chavan, Ankeet Chandila and Amit Singh. Ravi Sawani who led the BCCI probe submitted his report that is being referred as Sawani report by many leading news sources. The report has suggested banning the players starting from 5 years to lifetime ban. The charges against Indian Premier League – IPL players include match-fixing and seeking or offering a bribe as a reward for match-fixing. Two other players Siddharth Trivedi and Harmeet Singh have been named to be banned ranging between 1 to 5 years. They were found guilt for failing to report an approach by bookmakers and the knowledge of another player being approached to the BCCI anti-corruption unit.
Earlier in June, Ravi Sawani had prepared the interim report based on clues found by Delhi Police.
In his report, Sawani had said:
“There is no specific mitigating factor that would require any mercy while sanctioning the aforesaid guilty players. Sreesanth has played a number of international games and was part of the Indian national team which won the inaugural T20 World Cup, 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011. He has received the ICC ACSU education programme on many occasions. In any case all the three players of Rajasthan Royals who are now being accused and found guilty by the under-signed received the ICC Education Programme just prior to the beginning of the IPL-6 season i.e. on April 5, 2013. The programme was delivered to the entire Rajasthan Royals team by Mr Arrie De Bear, regional security manager of the ICC ACSU.
Obviously, the anti-corruption education given to the three players had no impact on the conduct. Therefore, the three players deserve no leniency whatsoever.