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Jadeja’s day of judgement on Thursday

cricket Updated: Mar 24, 2010 00:09 IST

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BJP leader and legal expert Arun Jaitley will conduct a hearing in Mumbai on Thursday to consider Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's appeal against the one year ban that has been slapped on him for allegedly flouting Indian Premier League guidelines.

The IPL Governing Council on Tuesday said in a statement that Jaitley, who also heads Delhi and District Cricket Association, will chair and conduct the hearing which is being convened following an appeal from the cricketer and the two franchises involved, the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians.

"The IPL Governing Council has taken a decision to hear Ravindra Jadeja's plea and will also listen to representations from the two franchises involved, namely the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians," IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said.

"Arun Jaitley will, at the behest of the IPL Governing Council, chair the hearing and arrive at a final decision on Ravindra Jadeja and the same shall be binding on all parties concerned," Modi added.

Earlier in February, the IPL Governing Council had, based on a unanimous decision and on instructions from the President of the BCCI, banned Jadeja for one year.

The ban was on account of Jadeja reportedly not signing the renewal contract with the Rajasthan Royals and instead, attempting to negotiate a larger financial contract with Mumbai Indians.