IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Anil Kumble suggests Lance Amrstrong-like treatment for tainted trio

Anil Kumble wants all records of the tained trio wiped off, if they are found guilty of spot-fixing © Getty Images

Chennai: May 20, 2013

Former India skipper Anil Kumble has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to take a leaf out of International Cycling Union’s (UCI) book if the three accused Rajasthan Players — S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandil and Ankeet Chavan – are proven guilty of spot-fixing.

Kumble felt that the BCCI should erace all records of these three due to the scandal, like how the UCI had done by erasing records of Armstrong over doping.

“He told the BCCI hierarchy that there should zero-tolerance when it comes to spot-fixing. According to Kumble, if other sports bodies can go to the extent of wiping out records of legends if they are proven guilty, why not BCCI?” a working committee member of BCCI said, as reported by Times of India.

“The BCCI, on its part, might give it a serious thought if the allegations are proved right. “It’s definitely a point that we should take note of,” the official added.

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