IPL spot fixing verdict: BCCI ban on players to stay for time being

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2015 19:45 IST

Despite the verdict of a Delhi court dropping all charges against former India pacer S Sreesanth, Rajasthan off-spinner Ajit Chandila, and Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal on Saturday, the BCCI has decided to stick to its ban on the three cricketers for the time being.

All the 36 accused in the case, including Sreesanth, Chavan, and Chandila were discharged in the IPL 6 spot-fixing case by the Patiala House Court but the Indian cricket Board said its disciplinary decision remained unaltered.

"Any disciplinary proceeding or decision taken by the BCCI is independent to any criminal proceeding and has no bearing. The decisions of the BCCI, based on its independent disciplinary action, shall remain unaltered," BCCI said in a statement issued on Saturday.

All three had to spend time in jail during the course of investigation.

Of the three, Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the BCCI after the scandal shook the high-profile league, while Chandila's hearing is still on.


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