Cricket Mumbai's Hiken Shah suspended by BCCI over corruption

Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) due to corruption.

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Mumbai's Hiken Shah has been found guilty of breaching the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Anti-Corruption Code and suspended from all forms of cricket.

The 30-year-old batsman was found guilty of making a corrupt approach to a first-class cricketer - the team-mate in question is also a member of an IPL team.

The BCCI also confirmed in a statement that Shah's suspension from all affiliated cricket competitions would stand until its disciplinary committee passes "appropriate orders".

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said in the statement: "BCCI has zero tolerance for corruption in the game of cricket.

"We have and we will take swift action against such incidents to set a precedent and control the menace of corruption in the game.

"While placing the player under suspension, I have referred the matter to the disciplinary committee of the BCCI to take further action against the player involved."

Honorary secretary Anurag Thakur added: "This particular incident demonstrates that BCCI's education policy against corruption is showing results, as the player approached was vigilant enough to report the matter to the ACU [Anti-Corruption Unit] of the BCCI.

"Having said that, the fight against corruption is an ongoing battle and we will not leave any stone unturned. BCCI is committed to keep cricket corruption-free."

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