New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday revealed the name of the Mumbai cricketer who had approached a Rajasthan Royals cricketer to fix matches in the Indian Premier League.
The cricketer is Hiken Shah and he approached veteran Royals spinner Pravin Tambe to fix matches in the eighth edition of the tournament.
Now that the revelation has been made, Shah has been suspended from involvement in any form of cricket until further notice by the BCCI.
Earlier in the year, Tambe had reported that that he was approached by his Ranji teammate. Tambe said he had declined the offer and had reported the incident to BCCI anti-corruption unit before this year's tournament. The matter was being investigated since then.
Tambe also revealed name of another cricketer - Iqbal Abdullah - who was also approached by Hiken Shah.
The revealing of the names has come a day before the Justice Lodha Committee probing the IPL scam is set to table its report.
Hiken Shah has been a good performer for Mumbai and last played against Uttar Pradesh at Kanpur in December 2014.