Mumbai: Medium pacer T P Sudhindra, the highest wicket-taker in Ranji trophy previous season, today earned the uncertain distinction of becoming the third cricketer to be banned for life by the Indian Cricket Board for match-fixing.
The Andhra Pradesh-born cricketer, who played for the rebel Indian Cricket League before earning BCCI reprieve and representing Deccan Chargers in IPL 5.
The BCCI’s three-member Disciplinary Committee, headed by President N Srinivasan, held “Sudhindra guilty of really receiving a consideration to spot-fix in a domestic cricket match, and hence imposed exemplary penalty on him.”
The Board said that “Sudhindra has been debarred for life, from playing any cricket matches conducted or authorised by the ICC or BCCI, or any affiliated unit of the BCCI.”
Sudhindra will not be allowed to the monthly gratis, benevolent fund, benefit match or any other facility offered to players by the BCCI. He also cannot grasp any position in any cricket association affiliated to the BCCI for life.