MUMBAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided the life ban on cricketers, who highly involved in fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 7 here on Thursday (today).
According to Indian media, Senior BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said that the cricket board would have to zero-tolerance towards match fixing in the IPL.
“The BCCI and IPL governing council are alert after spot-fixing allegations in previous edition of IPL. Each and every game of seventh edition of IPL will be thoroughly monitored. Any complaint to Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will be dealt with a lot of seriousness. If the charges are proved, guilty will be banned for life,” Shukla told media persons.
The first part of IPL will be held from April 16 to 30 in United Arab Emirates (UAE) while Bangladesh is on stand-by as an off-shore venue from May 1-12 provided union home ministry doesn`t give go-ahead to BCCI on organizing matches during counting phase of the general elections.
IPL will be back in India from May 13 to June 1.