IPL Spot-Fixing: Life Ban for Chandila, Hiken Shah Banned for 5 years


New Delhi: Announcing their final verdict on IPL spot-fixing scandal, Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee on Monday imposed life ban on Ajit Chandila, while Hiken Shah was slapped with a five-year ban.

The three-member panel, headed by BCCI president Shashank Manohar, also comprising Jyotiraditya Scindia and Niranjan Shah, announced their final verdict today.

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The tainted duo appeared in person before the Committee on December 24 last and were given time till January 4 to file a written response to the charges against them.

They 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.

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 have been banned for life by the BCCI.

Shah, a Mumbai Ranji Trophy cricketer, was punished for breaching the Board’s anti-corruption code ahead of IPL 2015.