IPL spot-fixing: Who are Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan?
Zee Media Bureau
Three Rajasthan Royals players have been arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of spot-fixing.
Zeenews.com analyses the career of three players who let the game down by their wrongdoings:
S Sreesanth, the most renowned player in the group, has had a decent international career. He has represented India in 27 Test matches and has picked 87 wickets at an average of 37.59. He has also featured in 53 ODIs and has taken 75 wickets at an average of 33.44. He has also played 10 T20 Internationals for the country. A very promising bowler whose position of the seam deserved to be idealised, Sreesanth never had the temperament to succeed at the highest level. Controversy has followed him at every stage of his career culminating in his arrest on charges of spot-fixing.
Ajith Chandila sprung to fame with the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premiere League. He has played two first class matches in which he picked up 3 wickets. He was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the 2011 season of the IPL. In the next season he was hired by Rajasthan Royals and he justified his selection with a hat-trick that accounted for Pune Warriors` Sourav Ganguly, Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa. However, this scandal will be a big deterrent in his future as a cricketer in any form of the game.
Ankeet Chavan has been a decent bowler for Mumbai in the domestic circuit for the last five years. He has played 18 first class matches and picked up 53 wickets at an average of 36.43. Chavan was a member of the Mumbai Indians squad in the inaugural season of the IPL. He was signed by Rajasthan Royals in 2011. His arrest by the Delhi Police after Rajasthan’s match with Mumbai Indians may be the last he ever gets to play if charges levelled against him are proved.