The Board of Control for Cricket in India has summoned former Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila to appear before its disciplinary committee in New Delhi on Wednesday. Chandila is facing spot-fixing charges and was among a clutch of Rajasthan Royals players arrested by the police for fixing games in return for huge sums of money.
The BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Security Unit (ACSU) chief Ravi Sawani has recommended a ban between five years to life on Chandila. The bowler has been found guilty of violating multiple anti-corruption clauses. Sawani’s report says Chandila had influenced other players to indulge in spot-fixing. He is also accused of passing vital team information to the bookies.
In September last year, the BCCI imposed a life ban on S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan. Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth and Chavan were found guilty of spot-fixing during the sixth season of Indian Premier League (IPL). Another Rajasthan Royals player Siddharth Trivedi was handed a one-year ban while Amit Singh was banned for five years. The case against India’s under-19 World Cup winner Harmeet Singh, who also represented the Royals, was closed due to a lack of evidence.