Spot-fixing in cricket is a bug which has affected the spirit of cricket. Many cricketers and boards have fallen prey to this illegal activity and tainted their images and raised questions about the authenticity of the game. The 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case arose when the Delhi Police arrested three cricketers, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charges of alleged spot-fixing. The three represented the Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League. In a separate case, Mumbai Police arrested Vindu Dara Singh and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan for alleged betting and having links with bookies.
In further investigations, Rajasthan Royals team co-owner Raj Kundra was questioned by the Delhi Police for alleged involvement in illegal betting and Kundra confessed it. Meiyappan and Kundra were suspended from their respective franchise for such activities and the players were banned for a specific period. The court proceedings went on for a few years and a committee was set up to probe into the allegations of spot-fixing in IPL. Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings teams were suspended for two years as punishment for the fixing controversy.
The controversy was a lesson to all cricketers and franchise owners and no such controversy came up in later years.