Mumbai cricketer suspended for fixing approach

India

Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah has been suspended by the BCCI for making a corrupt approach to one of his teammates in first-class cricket.

Shah, who is a left-handed top-order batsman, allegedly made the approach to a colleague that is involved with an IPL franchise.

The BCCI said in a statement: "Hiken Shah made a corrupt approach to one of his colleagues from first-class cricket, who is also a member of one of the IPL teams.

"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."

Shah becomes the second player from Mumbai to be found guilty of match fixing after left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan was involved in the 2013 IPL scandal and banned for life.

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