UPDATE: The BCCI has provisionally suspended the five uncapped Indian players allegedly involved in illegal betting activities as claimed in a sting operation by a Hindi news channel on Monday. These players are Mohnish Mishra, TP Sudhindra, Shalabh Srivastava, Manvinder Bisla and Amit Yadav.
The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) is likely to suspend the players involved in the alleged spot-fixing that has rocked the IPL cricket tournament.
They are likely to suspend all five players accused of spot-fixing by a news channel, India TV.
Today the BCCI's General Council concluded an emergency meeting where it was suggested that the accused players be suspended. The BCCI president will take action against the accused.
The news channel had been asked to provide full footage of the tape which secretly caught the players negotiating.
The news channel aired video clips purportedly showing spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League and other domestic games. The players have denied any wrongdoing. The BCCI said in an earlier statement that "The footage that was shown by the television channel was very disturbing," BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said.
"We will not tolerate any such thing. BCCI has zero tolerance when it comes to corruption and dope related issue," said Shetty. Shetty also informed that BCCI president N Srinivasan has asked the television channel for the CD to see the "complete footage" of the 'sting operation' and examine it thoroughly.
"The Board has written a letter to the channel and has asked for the CD and get an access to whatever was displayed. The BCCI will fully inquire into the issue," he insisted.