Rajasthan Royals will file a criminal complaint against its three cricketers arrested for spot-fixing even as a rattled BCCI said it would follow the rulebook before handing down punishment to the tainted trio, while unveiling measures to check corruption in the IPL.
Addressing a crowded press conference after an emergent meeting of the Board's Working Committee, BCCI President N Srinivasan promised to tackle strongest possible action against the players if they are found guilty.
"We also invited the Rajasthan Royals owners and management to attend the meeting and brief the Working Committee on this incident. We were informed that they intend to file a police complaint against the three players," Srinivasan said.
The IPL was dealt a massive blow when a special cell of the Delhi police arrested India pacer S Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammates -- Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan -- on Thursday for indulging in spot-fixing in at least three IPL matches as per arrangements with bookies who have underworld connections abroad.
The CBI is already conducting an inquiry into spot fixing case and it would definitely cover the charge of - cheating the public - by charging them ( the trio ) under the relevent section. Therefore, RR hardly needs to lodge an FIR. It`s may of course be neededf under their formal duties.