Decision on Spot-Fixers Chandila and Shah Postponed Till Jan 18

The decision on the fate of tainted cricketers Chandila and Shah was postponed by the BCCI’s disciplinary committee.

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File photo of Ajit Chandila. (Photo: PTI)
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  • The decision on the fate of tainted cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah, who have been charged with corruption, was postponed till January 18 by the BCCI’s disciplinary committee.
  • The third accused in the matter, Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, sought more time to present his case.

The decision on the fate of tainted cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah, who have been charged with corruption, was postponed till January 18 by the BCCI’s disciplinary committee on Tuesday after the third accused in the matter, Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, sought more time to present his case.

Chandila and Shah have already been questioned by the three-member committee, headed by President Shashank Manohar and comprising Jyotiraditya Scindya and Niranjan Shah.

Ajit Chandila (L) and Hiken Shah (R). (Photo: PTI)
Ajit Chandila (L) and Hiken Shah (R). (Photo: PTI)

Rauf had been issued a notice by the panel to respond to the allegations against him. The official, who has been charge-sheeted in the spot-fixing case, was declared a wanted accused along with 15 bookies from Pakistan.

The panel decided to give more time to Rauf to respond.

The Disciplinary Committee of the Board met today in Mumbai. Mr. Hiken Shah appeared in person, made oral submission and a written reply to the findings of the Enquiry against him. The Committee considered the request of Mr. Asad Rauf to give him more time to respond to the findings of the Enquiry against him.

BCCI’s Statement
Asad Rauf. (Photo: Reuters)
Asad Rauf. (Photo: Reuters)

Rauf has not visited India ever since the allegations came up against him. He claims that he is innocent.

The two players, on the other hand, had earlier met the committee members in person on December 24. The panel had given them time till Monday to file a written response to the charges of spot-fixing against them.

Chandila was arrested for trying to spot-fix IPL games in 2013 along with Rajasthan Royals teammates S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, both of whom have been banned for life by the BCCI.

Shah, on the other hand, approached one of his colleagues from first-class cricket, who was also a member of one of the IPL teams.

The approached player had reported the matter to his franchise, which passed on the information to the Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI.

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