Ajit Chandela used to play for now suspended Rajashtan Royals  © AFP
Ajit Chandela used to play for now suspended Rajashtan Royals © AFP

Mumbai: The Cricket Board’s three-member disciplinary panel headed by president Shashank Manohar is to meet this week to decide on the fate of cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah who have been alleged to have tried to fix IPL games in 2013 and this year respectively. According to a BCCI source, the panel, which is to meet here on December 24, has the powers to impose punishment, including life bans, on the cricketers accused of trying to spot-fix IPL games. Chandila was arrested by the police for trying to spot-fix IPL games in 2013 along with his then Rajasthan Royals teammates S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan who both have been banned for life by the BCCI. ALSO READ: Gavaskar: The player should be jailed if found guilty

The BCCI is yet to decide on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to Chandila who has been suspended from the game since the scandal broke two years ago. The BCCI will also decide on the punishment to be awarded to Mumbai Ranji Trophy cricketer Hiken Shah for his alleged breach of the Board’s anti-corruption code ahead of this year’s IPL. “Hiken Shah made a corrupt approach to one of his colleagues from first-class cricket, who is also a member of one of the IPL teams,” BCCI had said in a statement in July.

“The approached player immediately informed the incident to his franchise team. The franchise team followed the process of informing the incident to the Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI. Based on the information, BCCI President, Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya (now deceased), instructed ACU to conduct an immediate enquiry into the matter,” the statement said. ALSO READ: Shashank Manohar announces appointment of Ethics Officer among various BCCI reforms

“After a detailed inquiry into the reported incident, the inquiry commissioner found Hiken Shah guilty of committing breach of Articles 2.1.1; 2.1.2; and 2.1.4 of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code for participants and recommended their provisions to the BCCI President,” the statement added.