Ajit Chandila handed life ban by BCCI; Hiken Shah barred for 5 years

Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah were handed their sentences by a BCCI disciplinary committee.

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Ajit Chandila (left) and Hiken Shah © AFP
Ajit Chandila (left) and Hiken Shah © AFP

Ajit Chandila has been banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his role in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal in Mumbai on Monday. Hiken Shah, on the other hand, was barred from being associated with the sport or with the board in any manner whatsoever for a period of five years. The duo were handed their respective sentences by a BCCI disciplinary committee headed by board President Shashank Manohar, as well as Jyotiraditya Scindia as well as Niranjan Shah at the board’s headquarters. Meanwhile, the final verdict on tainted Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf has been deferred till February 12. READ: IPL 2013 spot-fixing case— Delhi Police approach High Court to challenge clearance of charges

According to an official press release from the BCCI, Chandila was found guilty of misconduct and corruption within articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.2, 2.2.3 and 2.4.1 under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code. READ: Hiken Shah’s suspension by BCCI just “the tip of an iceberg”, says Kirti Azad

“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,” a statement in the release said. Shah was held guilty under Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.4 and has been awarded the five-year sentence.

Rauf’s hearing was also scheduled for Monday, with the Pakistani umpire failing to appear in person at the board’s headquarters. Rauf however, sent a reply stating that he had not been the opportunity of a fair enquiry, and requested for a fresh enquiry with the appointment of another officer, which the BCCI refused to.

“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,” the release further read.

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