BCCI summons Ajit Chandila, may face life ban

Updated: Sep 22, 2013, 09:19 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The BCCI has summoned tainted Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila, currently out on bail, to decide the future course of action on his career.

Chandila, was an absentee at the last disciplinary committee meeting where sentences were pronounced on Sreesanth and four other players in the scandal. Chandila will meet Ravi Sawani, the chief of Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) on September 29 in New Delhi.

While the IPL scam-tainted players S Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan were slapped life bans by BCCI, the fate of Ajit Chandila was undecided. As per reports he is likely to face ban for life.

After meeting the player, Sawani will submit a report to the BCCI which will then leave the matter to its disciplinary committee. The committee will give the verdict after giving the player a chance to present his case.

Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila were arrested on May 16, along with 11 bookies, and were charged under the Indian Penal Code section 420 and 120B, which deal with fraud, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

The scandal led to an overhauling of the guidelines for players and owners in the IPL. The BCCI drew up an action plan called `Operation Clean-up` which envisaged a series of measures to curb corruption in the IPL.

With inputs from PTI