IPL spot fixing: BCCI bans Ajit Chandila for life, Hiken Shah for 5 yrs

Mumbai: In a major development in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case, tainted cricketer Ajit Chandila has been banned for life by BCCI while the other accused Hiken Shah slapped with a five-year ban. 

BCCI's Disciplinary Committee, headed by president Shashank Manohar, pronounced the punishment.

Chandila and Shah appeared in person before the three-man committee, also comprising Jyotiraditya Scindia and Niranjan Shah, on December 24 last and were given time till January 4 to file a written response to the charges against them.

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 panel then decided to meet at the BCCI's headquarters here today for the final judgement.

BCCI's decision at a glance: 

1. Ajit Chandila: He is held guilty of misconduct and corruption within the Articles 2.1.1; Article 2.1.2; Article 2.1.3; Article 2.1.4; Article 2.2.2; Article 2.2.3; Article 2.4.1 of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code. 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.

2. Hiken Shah: He is held guilty of committing breach of Articles 2.1.1; Article 2.1.2 and Article 2.1.4 of the BCCI Anti Corruption Code. He is banned for five years from playing or representing cricket in any form or to be associated in any way with the activities of the Board or its Affiliates.

News24 Bureau

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