Ajit Chandila gets life ban, Hiken Shah for five years

Mumbai, Jan.18 (ANI): The BCCI’s disciplinary committee on Monday imposed bans on tainted cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah, who were accused in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Ajit has been given life ban while Hiken has been handed over a five-year ban by the committee, headed by BCCI president Shashank Manohar.

Chandila and Shah had earlier appeared in person before the committee on December 24 last year and were given time till January 4 to file a written response to the charges against them.

Chandila was earlier acquitted along with S. Sreesanth and 41 others in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

The infamous IPL controversy broke out during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, during which Rajasthan Royals cricketers Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan were accused of tarnishing the image of the game.

The Delhi Police’s Special Cell had named 42 accused in its chargesheet.

The players were earlier granted bail due to lack of evidence after the Delhi Police arrested the trio in May 2013.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel were also among the 42 accused named in the 6000-page long chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police. (ANI)

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