Spot-fixing: Rajasthan Royals suspend tainted trio

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 20, 2013, 7:31 PM IST
Spot-fixing: Rajasthan Royals suspend tainted trio

New Delhi: As the Rajasthan Royals prepare for the play-offs this week, Ranjit Barthakur - Chairman of Rajasthan frachise - stated that contracts of all three players involved in spot-fixing - Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - have been suspended pending inquiry.

"The franchise has been hit very hard across the board and we have executed the strongest possible course of action in keeping with our zero-tolerance approach to these terrible actions. As stated earlier, we will protect the good, as well as seek punishment for the bad," the franchise said in its official statement on Monday.

"Rajasthan Royals' filed a complaint with the Delhi Police against all three players earlier on Monday and the security deployment for the team has been expanded, again in close consultation with the BCCI.

"The franchise is in daily contact with the police authorities in Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai for providing any cooperation/information that they might require," the statement read.

Rajasthan will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator in Delhi on Wednesday.

First Published: May 20, 2013, 7:31 PM IST

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