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Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah punished with bans for IPL spot fixing case

Chandila celebrating an IPL wicket with Rajasthan team mates including Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane
Modified 11 Apr 2016, 18:54 IST

Ajit Chandila of Rajasthan Royals and Hiken Shah of Mumbai were handed a life ban and a five year ban respectively. Headed by BCCI president Shaskhank Manohar, a three member disciplinary committee of the BCCI awarded ban a ban to the two.

Chandila was among the list of players who were allegedly charged for spot-fixing during the IPL along with players like Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan, both of whom were banned for life by the BCCI.

Shah apparently approached a cricketer who played for another IPL team ‘inappropriately’ during IPL 2015. The ‘inappropriately approached’ cricketer informed his franchise team which passed on the information to the Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI. 

The BCCI in a statement declared, "Ajit Chandila is banned for life from playing or representing cricket in any form or to be associated in any way with the activities of the Board or its affiliates," stating that, “(He) is held guilty of misconduct and corruption within Articles 2.1.1; Article 2.1.2; Article 2.1.3; Article 2.1.4; Article 2.2.2; Article 2.2.3; Article 2.4.1 of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code.”

Chandila said he’s confident of clearing his name from the list and that he had God by his side and God was his lawyer.

The same BCCI statement released the cricket board’s stance on Hiken Shah. It said, "Hiken Shah is held guilty of committing breach of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code. He is banned for five years from playing or representing cricket in any form or to be associated in any way with the activities of the Board or its affiliates."

Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf, who was also charged with bribery, had his hearing scheduled for Monday.

"He did not appear in person but sent a reply stating that no fair enquiry has been conducted in his matter and hence a de novo enquiry be held by appointing another enquiry officer," BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said. "The said request was rejected," Thakur confirmed.

"The Committee gave him a final opportunity to submit his written statement if any, and produce documents on which he proposes to rely on before February 9, 2016. The date of the hearing and the final order has been scheduled for February 12, 2016 at Cricket Centre, Mumbai,” the BCCI secretary added. 

Published 18 Jan 2016, 15:29 IST
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