Ajit Chandila is not at all impressed with the BCCIs decision ad has alos slammed them for being too rough © IANS
Ajit Chandila is not at all impressed with the BCCIs decision ad has alos slammed them for being too rough © IANS

Ajit Chandila, who was served with a life ban on playing cricket by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, owing to his alleged involvement in spot fixing during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches for his franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR), he was served with equal punishment and the same that was recieved by his teammates S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan for the same issue. However, his Mumbai counterpart Hiken Shah was slapped with a five-year ban, thus keeping his cricketing career alive. However, Chandila is not at all impressed with the BCCIs decision ad has alos slammed them for being too rough. Ajit Chandila handed life ban by BCCI; Hiken Shah barred for 5 years

“They [BCCI disciplinary committee] are bigger than the judiciary. They behave as if they are God. Rules are broken and followed as per their [BCCI] convenience,” said Chandila to mid-day. While BCCI in a press release said that Chandila had been charged of “guilty of misconduct and corruption within 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”.

“I will challenge this order in court. The BCCI has based this case on Delhi police’s chargesheet. The Delhi court has dropped those charges against me. So, on what basis have they decided to inflict a life ban on me? I have denied all the allegations against me to them [BCCI disciplinary committee]. This is like a gang rape on me and my family. The names in the envelope submitted by Justice Mudgal are still kept a secret. I too have a name and family,” added Chandila.

As the dicion currently stands of the BCCI, Chandila cannot play any form of cricket, and neither can he be associated with any of the BCCI activites or its affiliates. Meanwhile, Som Sinha, the lawyer of Hiken Shah has said that they too would be challenging the BCCIs decision in the Bombay High Court. “We are yet to receive a written order from the BCCI. We may move the High Court. However, we will decide our next course of action in a day or two,” he said. Also, controversial umpire Asad Rauf of Pakistan and his request to appoint a new inquiry officer was rejected swiftly by the BCCI and has been givcen the February 9 deadline to present his case as BCCI would take the final cll on February 12.