Rajasthan Royals file FIR against tainted cricketers

Tainted trio: S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila © PTI

Mumbai: May 20, 2013

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals have filed a First Information Report (FIR) against its three cricketers — S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for violating their contract.

According to NDTV, the Rajasthan Royals management have filed a police complaint against the cricketers after they were arrested last week on the allegations of spot-fixing.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held an emergency meeting of its Working Committee on Sunday in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal and set up a panel to probe it.

It also decided that agents of all players will now need to be accredited with the board while an official of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), along with a security officer, will be assigned to each IPL team for its regulation.

The Rajasthan Royals management, who were invited for the meeting, expressed their intention to file a police complaint against the tainted trio. However, Neeraj Kumar said the team management had approached them but hadn’t filed an FIR so far.

“Rajasthan Royals management has approached us that they will file a complaint because they have been cheated by the three players but they are yet to come to us (with a complaint),” said Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar.

(With inputs from IANS)

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