Ajit Chandila slams BCCI’s decision of his life ban

Ajit Chandila slams BCCI’s decision of his life ban

Ajit Chandila
Ajit Chandila will challenge BCCI’s decision in court. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ajit Chandila is not at all impressed with the BCCIs decision and has blasted the board for being too rigid. BCCI’s three-member committee banned former Rajasthan Royals’ cricketer Chandila for life and Mumbai player Hiken Shah for five years on spot-fixing charges. The three-member panel was headed by BCCI president Shashank Manohar. Chandila was arrested for trying to spot-fix IPL games in 2013 along with Rajasthan Royals team-mates S Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan, who both have been banned for life by the BCCI.

“They (BCCI disciplinary committee) are bigger than the judiciary. They behave as if they are God. Rules are broken and followed as per their [BCCI] convenience,” said Chandila to mid-day. The BCCI has said in a statement: “Ajit Chandila is held guilty of misconduct and corruption within 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.”

“I will challenge this order in court. The BCCI has based this case on Delhi police’s chargesheet. The Delhi court has dropped those charges against me. So, on what basis have they decided to inflict a life ban on me? I have denied all the allegations against me to them [BCCI disciplinary committee]. This is like a gang rape on me and my family. The names in the envelope submitted by Justice Mudgal are still kept a secret. I too have a name and family,” added Chandila.

As the decision currently stands of the BCCI, Chandila cannot play any form of cricket, and neither can he be associated with any of the BCCI activities or its affiliates. Meanwhile, Som Sinha, the lawyer of Hiken Shah has said that they too would be challenging the BCCIs verdict in the Bombay High Court.