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Poll | IPL spot fixing: Should BCCI lift ban on acquitted players?

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Jul 26, 2015 12:47 PM IST

A Delhi court acquitted prominent players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, along with 32 others in the high-profile IPL 6 spot fixing case, which has adversely impacted Indian cricket's image and credibility in recent times.

A Delhi court acquitted prominent players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, along with 32 others in the high-profile IPL 6 spot fixing case, which has adversely impacted Indian cricket's image and credibility in recent times.

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“All are discharged (from the case),” additional sessions judge Neena Bansal Krishna said while pronouncing the order. The court further said that Delhi Police had failed to establish a link between underworld dons Chhota Shakeel and Dawood Ibrahim or even a crime syndicate controlled by them.

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Just ten days before, a Supreme Court-appointed panel suspended IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years after their officials were found guilty of illegal betting.

The cricketers families breathed a sigh of relief while bowler Sreesanth broke down after the verdict: "My daughter will be so happy…I am very relieved, my innocence is proven.”

The BCCI, however, later said the ban on the cricketers "shall remain unaltered".

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