Five players were implicated in a domestic spot fixing scandal following a sting operation by India TV. Fast bowler TP Sudhindra of Deccan Chargers, Shalabh Srivastava, Mohnish Mishra, Abhinav Bali and Amit Yadav were caught wheeling and dealing on camera, trying to finalize their rates for spot fixing in domestic matches, as well as in fixtures of IPL-5. Sudhindra was held guilty of bowling a pre-decided no-ball in a domestic T20 match and the BCCI's disciplinary committee acted on the Anti-Corruption Unit’s report and
banned the 28-year-old for life. Srivastava was slapped with a five-year ban, while the rest escaped with one-year sanctions.