Cricket and Bollywood came closer with the advent of Indian Premier League, and players and film actors were spotted in post match parties dancing, mingling with each other, and posing for the cameras in the presence of some known as well as unknown faces. It is in such kind of events, where cricketers can come in touch with bookies, who are introduced by a common friend and hence the chances of spot-fixing increase.
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Three Rajasthan Royals players, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan have been charged with spot fixing in IPL 2013. There is widespread anger and also expectation among the public that the players be given the strictest of punishment so that it will be a deterrent for youngsters. It's time that the BCCI plays a leading role in cleansing the IPL from the match-fixing racket.
Former cricketers and fans around the country are livid with the involvement of Rajasthan Royals players - Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila in the spot fixing charges. Karsan Ghavri, a former Indian cricketer told this citizen journalist, 'The BCCI should take such action that upcoming players will not dare to become involve in such acts.'