S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandila  with the bookies following their arrest © IANS
S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandila with the bookies following their arrest © IANS

New Delhi: With a Delhi Court set to pronounce its order on framing of charges in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing case, cricketer Ajit Chandila, an accused in the case, on Saturday said he hoped that the court’s order will be in his favour. “I get a feeling that my bad time will be over today. I trust in the judiciary…Last three years were difficult for me. Cricket is everything for me, I am waiting for judiciary to grant me justice,” Chandila told ANI. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna will pass the order on framing of charges in the 2013 IPL spot fixing case, in which cricketers Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan are accused. Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel are also accused in this case. In September 2014, Chandila and two others were granted bail in this case. Read more on IPL Verdict

Earlier, the Lodha Panel made a pronouncement regarding Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra. The panel deemed Meiyappan guilty of misconduct of betting and also found the first offender defence of Meiyappan baseless. Thus, the panel said Meiyappan is henceforth ineligible of participating in any cricketing activities and suspended him for life from being involved in any type of cricket matches and handed Meiyappan five-year ban in any cricket-related activities. Kundra was also found guilty of betting and hurting the image of the game. However, there was no allegation of match-fixing against Kundra. Rajasthan Royals were found to have damaged the faith of BCCI, said Justice Lodha. Kundra thus was found ineligible of participation in any cricketing activities for five-years. He was also suspended for life for being in involved with BCCI in any form of cricketing activities. IPL Verdict: CSK, RR suspended for 2 years; Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra