Ratnakar Shetty, secretary of BCCI expressed shock over the involvement of three players in spot-fixing.

He said, "BCCI is all for a clean sport. And our President has mentioned on several occassions the hard stand the BCCI takes on this."

Sreesanth along with his teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested on Wednesday night for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing.

The arrest took place immediately after the players returned to their team hotel, following their match against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium. The hosts won by 14 runs.

The Delhi police source said that these players were under the scanner for their role in spot fixing in some of the earlier IPL matches although they did not elaborate which matches were under scrutiny.