Mumbai, July 01: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Saturday, imposed bans on five Indian cricketers after accusations of spot-fixing in domestic matches.
TP Sudhindra was handed a life ban while four others received lesser punishments. Shalabh Srivastava was banned for five years while Amit Yadav, Abhinav Bali and Mohnish Mishra got one-year bans.
Who are these five banned players? What are their playing career background.
TP Sudhindra (Madhya Pradesh, 28 years)
Taduri Prakash Chandra Sudhindra is a right-arm fast bowler who plays for Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy. He bats left-handed and had previously been involved with the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).
In ICL, he was signed by Delhi Giants. He is a tall bowler and has so far taken 108 wickets from 27 first class games. He was signed by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Deccan Chargers in 2012. He played three games for the Chargers in the fifth edition of IPL this year.
Sudhindra made his first class debut in 2005 against Jharkhand in Indore. He has played 21 One Day domestic games taking 31 wickets.
Shalabh Srivastava (Uttar Pradesh, 30 years)
Shalabh Jagadishprasad Srivastava, also known as Sonu, is a left-arm fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. He was part of the India Under-19 team that won the World Cup in 2000. That World Cup team also had future Indian senior players Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif and Reetinder Singh Sodhi. He made his first class debut for Uttar Pradesh in 1999-2000 season. He has taken 130 wickets in 41 first class games. He played for ICL team Delhi Giants. He has 44 wickets in 33 One Day domestic games. During the fourth edition of IPL in 2011, Srivastava played for Kings XI Punjab.
Amit Yadav (Goa, 22 years)
Amit Ramkumar Yadav is an all-rounder. He bowls offspin and bats right-handed. He has played 14 first class games for Goa, scoring 435 runs and taking 41 wickets. He also features in 20 domestic One Dayers, with 356 runs and 21 scalps. He was signed by Kings XI Punjab in IPL. However, he hasn't played any IPL game so far.
Abhinav Bali (Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, 27 years)
Bali is a right-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spin bowler. He has played 13 first class games and 16 domestic One Dayers. He has 592 first class runs and 13 wickets. He made his first class debut for Delhi in 2004 and later moved to Himachal Pradesh. He has also played for Delhi Giants in ICL.
Mohnish Mishra (Madhya Pradesh, 28 years)
Mohnish Dinesh Mishra is a right-handed batsman. He plays for Madhya Pradesh and is Sudhindra's team-mate. He has played 31 first class games, scoring 1,929 runs with a highest of 214. He has five hundreds.
He had played for Deccan Chargers in previous editions of IPL and later joined Pune Warriors. He played one match for Pune in IPL 5 this year.