IPL to investigate corruption claims
Cricket authorities in India will meet to address claims of corruption in this season's Indian Premier League competition.
A TV channel in the country claims to have video evidence of players and agreeing to 'spot fixes' regarding the choreographed delivery of no balls. The practice is highly illegal and Indian Cricket chief N Srinivasan says the governing body will take "very, very strict action" against any individuals or teams found guilty of such activities. "We have no tolerance towards any form of corruption. We will ensure that the integrity of the game is protected. BCCI believes in the integrity of the game. We will take the strictest possible action," said N Srinivasan. "The moment we see it, whoever is the player, we will take very, very strict action." Footage which appears to depict the striking of an agreement between players and an underground betting cartel was broadcast on Monday evening, prompting IPL authorities to address the situation. The IPL is in it's fifth season and is believed to be the richest club tournament in cricket, attracting big name players from all over the world.