NEW DELHI, (AP):
Rajasthan Royals players Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India yesterday for being involved in spot-fixing in this year's Indian Premier League.
Former player Amit Singh, a bookie, was banned for five years, and Royals pace bowler Siddharth Trivedi was banned for one year for failing to report an approach by bookies.
Harmeet Singh was let off owing to lack of evidence after it was reported that he too had been approached by illegal bookies.
Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests and 53 one-dayers for India to 2011, Royals spinner Ajit Chandila and Chavan, alleged to be the main accused, were said to be part of an elaborate plan in which bowlers gave away more than a specified number of runs per over in return for money from illegal bookies.
MANCHESTER, England (AP):
Manchester United manager David Moyes is still unsure when striker Wayne Rooney can make his return following a deep cut to his forehead.
Ahead of today's Premier League game against Crystal Palace, Moyes says Rooney is "in great physical shape," but that he has to assess the risk of the cut splitting open again before selecting him for a game.
Rooney missed England's two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine after requiring stitches to his forehead after accidentally being kicked in the face during a training session for United.