Life ban lifted on another player involved in IPL spot-fixing, but ground still away


Ankit Chavan used to play for Rajasthan. (PTI)

The life ban imposed on Ankit Chavan, who was involved in spot-fixing in IPL 2013, has been reduced to 7 years. The BCCI Ombudsman has commuted the player’s sentence. However, till now the player has not received the official play letter from the BCCI.

New Delhi. Spot fixing in the T20 league IPL (IPL 2013) had created a big controversy. After this, three players S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were banned for life by the BCCI. After Sreesanth’s sentence was reduced, he has landed on the field. Meanwhile, Ankit Chavan claims that BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain has also reduced his sentence to 7 years. But till now he has not received an official letter from the BCCI regarding this.

Talking to Cricbuzz, 35-year-old Ankit Chavan said, ‘I have asked Mumbai Cricket Association to support on this issue. The Lokpal gave this decision a month ago on 3 May. In such a situation, the ban imposed on me has ended in September 2020. He said that I had written a letter to the BCCI with the order of the Ombudsman, but till now no reply has come from their side. For this reason I have sought help from MCA, so that I can return to the field again.

Mumbai Cricket Association meeting on June 11

The Apex Council meeting of the Mumbai Cricket Association is going to be held on June 11. There is also the matter of Ankit Chavan in the agenda of the meeting. But the source of the association said that due to Ankit’s letter, we have included it in the agenda. But we cannot do anything on this matter, it is beyond our jurisdiction. The decision has to be taken by the BCCI itself. In this case, Ankit’s case can be lengthy.Ban was removed from Sreesanth on the order of the court

The BCCI had also imposed a life ban on fast bowler S Sreesanth. But after the order of the Supreme Court, his sentence was reduced. Sreesanth was included in the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup. He also got a place in the Kerala team for the Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the current season. But the Ranji Trophy could not be organized due to Corona.


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