Mumbai, Mar 5 IBNS | 5 months ago

Indian cricketer Ajit Chandila on Wednesday appeared before the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Disciplinary Committee in connection to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam.


"Mr. Ajit Chandila appeared today before the BCCI Disciplinary Committee, comprising Mr. N. Srinivasan, Mr. Rajeev Shukla and Mr. Shivlal Yadav," said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel in a statement.

"The Disciplinary committee heard Mr. Chandila's defence of the charges against him. Mr. Ajit Chandila further requested the Disciplinary Committee for additional time to submit his written reply to the charges levelled against him," said Patel.

"The Disciplinary Committee decided to agree to the request of Mr. Ajit Chandila and has given additional time until 12th March 2014, to submit his final written reply," he said.

Last year, the BCCI has found four Rajasthan Royals (RR) players guilty of spot-fixing during IPL 6.

The board also banned former Test pacer S. Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan for life from playing any representative cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates

The lid was blown off the IPL scam after Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan - were arrested along with 11 bookies from Mumbai on May 16, 2013 for their role in spot-fixing in the tournament.

(Posted on 05-03-2014)