Indian spinner Ajit Chandila and batsman Hiken Shah banned by BCCI

Published: Monday 18th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Indian spinner Ajit Chandila has been banned for life and batsman Hiken Shah for five years after being found guilty of corruption charges.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the sanctions after a meeting of its disciplinary committee in Mumbai, less than a week after former South Africa international Gulam Bodi was revealed as the player charged with similar offences during the RAM SLAM.

Chandila’s case dates back to the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal in 2013, while Shah was suspended last July.

The BCCI said: “Ajit 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.

“Hiken Shah 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.”

Former international umpire Asad Rauf has also been under investigation by the BCCI but did not attend the hearing.

The statement continued: “The hearing of Asad Rauf was scheduled for today. He did not appear in person but sent a reply stating that no fair enquiry has been conducted in his matter and hence a de novo enquiry be held by appointing another enquiry officer. The said request was rejected by the Disciplinary Committee.

“The Committee gave him a final opportunity to submit his written statement if any, and produce documents on which he proposes to rely on before February 9, 2016. The date of the hearing and the final order has been scheduled for February 12, 2016 at Cricket Centre, Mumbai.”

Published: Monday 18th January 2016 by The News Editor

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