Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to crack the whip on match-fixing, slapping a life ban to Ajith Chandila while partner-in-crime, Hiken Shah was told to lay off cricketing duties for the next five years. Chandila, along with Hiken Shah and Indian World Cup winner S Sreesanth were found guilty of spot-fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013. The players represented the now defunct Rajasthan Royals. Sreesanth and Chandila were reprimanded straight away, after investigations went under way at the aftermath of the revelations back in 2013.Also Read - Rohit Sharma Becomes Team India's New White-Ball Captain, Virat Kohli Sacked From ODI Captaincy
“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. 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,” BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement. Also Read - IND vs SA: Blow For Team India, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill Likely to Miss South Africa Tour Due to Injury | Report
”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. 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,” the BCCI Secretary said, as quoted by PTI Also Read - Virat Kohli Worships Test Cricket Even With the Amount Of ODI Cricket India Plays, Then IPL: Ravi Shastri
BCCI president Shashank Manohar made an official statement about Chandila and Hiken Shah’s bans. After hearing the news, a shocked Chandila has pleaded to the Indian Cricket board to reconsider their decision and allow him to play. Chandila was quoted as saying by ANI that the announcement came as a rude shock to him, and that he can’t think of a life without cricket. He also shed light on his financial plight, stating that he was not from a well-to-do background and ripping him off his livelihood would cripple him.