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Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah found guilty of trying to fix IPL game, suspended by BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday revealed the name of the Mumbai cricketer who had approached a Rajasthan Royals cricketer to fix matches in the Indian Premier League.

The cricketer is Hiken Shah and he approached veteran Royals spinner Pravin Tambe to fix matches in the eighth edition of the tournament.

The approached player immediately informed the incident to his franchise team. The franchise team followed the process of informing the incident to the Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI. Based on the information, BCCI President, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya, instructed ACU to conduct an immediate enquiry into the matter.

After a detailed inquiry into the reported incident, the inquiry commissioner found Hiken Shah guilty of “committing breach of Articles 2.1.1; 2.1.2; and 2.1.4 of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code for participants and recommended their provisions to the BCCI President.”

BCCI President, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya said, “BCCI has zero tolerance for corruption in the game of cricket. We have and we will take swift action against such incidents to set a precedent and control the menace of corruption in the game. While placing the player under suspension, I have referred the matter to the disciplinary committee of the BCCI to take further action against the player involved.”

Honorary Secretary of the BCCI, Mr. Anurag Thakur, said, “This particular incident demonstrates that BCCI’s education policy against corruption is showing results, as the player approached was vigilant enough to report the matter to the ACU of the BCCI. Having said that, the fight against corruption is an ongoing battle and we will not leave any stone unturned. BCCI is committed to keep cricket corruption-free.”

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