Cricketer Ajit Chandila life banned, Hiken Shah banned for 5 years, BCCI

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New Delhi :- Cricketer 32 years old Ajit Chandila was life banned for his involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, while Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah was slapped a five-year suspension for making a corrupt approach by the BCCI disciplinary committee today.

However, the committee, headed by BCCI President Shashan Manohar and comprising Jyotiraditya Scindia and Niranjan Shah deferred a decision on Chandila’s co-accused Pakistani umpire  named Asad Rauf till February 12,2015  giving him a final deadline of February 9 to file his reply.

“He is held guilty of misconduct and corruption within the 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.

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,” BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.

Batsman Shah, on the other hand, was found guilty of making a corrupt approach to a fellow Mumbai player in the domestic circuit.

“He is held guilty of committing breach of Articles 2.1.1; Article 2.1.2 and Article 2.1.4 of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code.
Hiken 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,” the BCCI Secretary said.

The hearing of Rauf was scheduled for today but he did not appear in person and 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 request was refused by the  BCCI Disciplinary Committee.

According to the BCCI report , The date of the hearing and the final order has been scheduled for February 12, 2016 at Cricket Centre, Mumbai.

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