BCCI anti-corruption wing head Ravi Sawani submits his inquiry report on spot fixing

The head of Board of Control for Cricket in India's new anti-corruption wing, Ravi Sawani, submitted his inquiry report on the allegations of corruption, including spot-fixing, levelled against five uncapped Indian Premier League players to the BCCI president on Saturday, says a report in Hindustan Times.

The five — Shalabh Srivastava, Mohnish Mishra, TP Sudhindra, Amit Yadav and Abhinav Bali — were trapped in a sting operation conducted by a television channel last month making claims about spot-fixing in the IPL and domestic cricket and discussing IPL contracts, besides their existing ones.
The report will now be studied by the BCCI's disciplinary committee of Srinivasan, Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah.

Meanwhile some tight bowling by India A restricted West Indies A to 69 for the loss of two wickets in the second four day Test at Arnos Vale in St Vincent, says a report in the Indian Express.

According to the report, the wicket had some grass on it, but it was not of the live variety, and is expected to assist the spinners later on. For the West Indies, there was just the lone change, with Justin Guillen drafted in as a replacement for the injured Leon Johnson at the top of the order. India, keeping the pitch in mind, drafted in spinner Akshay Darekar in place of paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first, but suffered an early blow when pace bowler Ashok Dinda had Justin Guillen caught brillianrlt by Manoj Tiwary at short mid on. Dinda and Shami Ahmed gave little away in their early spells, as the hosts went into drinks at 20 for one in 14 overs. Dinda sent down five maiden overs of his seven, going for just five runs in his overs for the wicket.

After the break, spin was introduced from both ends, as Rahul Sharma and left-arm spinner Akshay Darekar came on. India soon reaped the benefits of keeping things tight as Donovon Pagon inside edged on to his stumps when he tried to heave Sharma over the infield. Sharma went for 19 runs in his eight overs, having picked up the one-drop.
Meanwhile, good bowling by medium pacer Shakti Shehrawat (4/51) and useful knocks by Mohd. Kaif (76) Rahul Yadav (55) helped Air India beat Sporting Club by three wickets and entered the final of the 37th Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament, says a report in The Tribune.

Scores: Sporting Club:246 for 8 (Umang Sharma 81,Rohit Saini 38, Nitish Rana 36,Parvinder Singh 33 and Shakti Sehrawat 4/51). Air India:248 for 7 (Mohd. Kaif 76, Rahul Yadav 55, RR Parida 32, Manvinder Bisla 30, Bharat Awasthi 2/40, Pradeep Sangwan 2/54).

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