IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Ajit Chandila questioned by Ravi Sawani

Ajit Chandila has requested for a week’s time to present his written submissions © IANS

Oct 4, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief Ravi Savani questioned Ajit Chandila in New Delhi on Wednesday. Chandila is one of the accused in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing controversy.

Chandila’s lawyer Rakesh Kumar is unhappy about the fact that his client was interrogated. He told Mumbai Mirror, “They have interrogated the player without a showcause notice. The inquiry process, adopted by the BCCI, is wrong. Without evidence they are declaring the players guilty.”

Rakesh Kumar also pointed out the fact that the big fish were given a “clean-chit” whereas Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were handed bans. He said, “They’ve declared Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and others not guilty in the inquiry conducted by two judges.
“Thankfully, that report was stayed by the Supreme Court. But they have declared Sreesanth and other players guilty and announced bans against them. It is nothing but double standards. They are making players the scapegoats.”

At the same time, Chandila asked Savani to allow a week to present his written submissions. Chandila’s lawyer said that they asked Savani to wait for the written submissions before he submits his report.
It was also reported that there is a probability that Chandila could be given a life-ban like Chavan and Sreesanth.