New Delhi: The BCCI Disciplinary Committee banned Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila for life and Mumbai player Hiken Shah has been banned for five years for misconduct and corruption.
The Disciplinary Committee, compromising board president Shashank Manohar, Niranjan Shah and Jyotiraditya Scindia met in Mumbai today and decided the fate of the tainted players.
On May 16, 2013, the Special Cell of Delhi Police detained three Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan on the grounds of spot-fixing. Sreesanth and Chavan are already banned by the BCCI.
Chandila was held guilty of misconduct and corruption within the BCCI Anti Corruption Code. 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.
Disciplinary Committee also held Hiken Shah guilty of committing breach of Articles 2.1.1; Article 2.1.2 and Article 2.1.4 of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code. Shah 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.
Shah allegedly approached Pravin Tambe, a Mumbai and Rajasthan Royal player, for fixing. Tambe had reported the approach to his IPL franchise which passed on the information to Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI.
The hearing of Pakistani umpire, Asad Rauf, was scheduled for today. But he did not appear in person. However he 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. The said request was rejected by the Disciplinary Committee.
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.