Former Indian Test fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and three other players have been found guilty of spot-fixing in the IPL as results of an internal probe conducted by the national cricket board were released.
According to fanatix.com, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were found guilty on multiple accounts, including conceding a 'pre-determined number of runs per over in exchange for bribes'.
The fourth player, Amit Singh, who played in the IPL till last year, was seen as the conduit between the cricketers and bookies, and described by Sawani as 'the bad fish that spoils the entire pond,' the report said.
Siddharth Trivedi and 21-year-old Harmeet Singh were absolved of spot fixing, but were found guilty of the lesser charge of not informing officials about approaches made by bookmakers, the report added.
Sawani, whose report will be placed before the BCCI's disciplinary committee, has recommended the players be banned for a period ranging from five years to life, the report further said.
All four players belong to the Rajasthan Royals franchise, but Sreesanth, 30, is the only one to have played for India, according to the report.
The players were arrested in May along with scores of bookies as part of a police investigation into the spot-fixing scandal, which had caused outrage among fans in the cricket-mad nation.