IPL spot fixing: Ajit Chandila gets life ban, Hiken Shah banned for 5 years

MUMBAI: The BCCI’s Disciplinary Committee, headed by president Shashank Manohar on Monday slammed tainted cricketer Ajit Chandila with life ban, while Hiken Shah is banned for five years in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Chandila and Shah had appeared in person before the Committee on December 24, 2015 and were given time till January 4 to file a written response to the charges against them. The Committee, then, also decided to issue a notice to Rauf to respond to the charges against him.

News Alert: Ajit Chandila gets life ban, Hiken Shah banned for 5 years

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It met again on January 5 when Shah appeared in person, made an oral submission and a written reply to the findings of the enquiry against him. The Committee also considered the request of Rauf to give him more time to respond to the findings of the enquiry against him.

The infamous IPL controversy broke out during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, during which Rajasthan Royals cricketers Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan were accused of tarnishing the image of the game.

Special Cell of the Delhi Police had named 42 accused in the case in its charge sheet out of whom, six are absconding.

Earlier, the players were granted bail due to lack of evidence after the Delhi Police arrested the trio in May 2013.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel were also among the 42 accused in a 6000-page long chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police.