Former BCCI president Sharad Pawar on Thursday demanded "strict action" against three cricketers allegedly involved in spot-fixing in the IPL if they are found guilty, saying such incidents bring "disrepute" to the game.

"Somebody who associates himself with match-fixing, I think strict action should be taken against these set of players. They bring disrepute to the game and the nation. BCCI should take strict action against the players involved in fixing. The Board should work towards bringing a permanent end to this problem," Pawar said.

In a sensational development, Indian pacer S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were arrested on charges of spot-fixing, throwing the cash-rich Indian Premier League into a massive crisis.

A special cell of the Delhi police arrested Sreesanth and his teammates — Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — along with seven bookieson Wednesday night after their team's IPL match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.