IPL spot-fixing: BCCI delays verdict on Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah; asks for written response by January 4
BCCI's disciplinary panel heard both the cricketers today and the next meeting will be held on January 5.
New Delhi: The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee has delayed its final verdict on the future of tainted cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah.
The Indian board's three-member disciplinary panel headed by president Shashank Manohar, heard both the cricketers today and the next meeting will be held on January 5.
As per BCCI sources, the panel has the powers to impose punishment, including life bans on the cricketers.
Chandila was arrested by the police for trying to spot-fix IPL games in 2013 along with his then Rajasthan Royals teammates S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan who have been banned for life by the BCCI.
The BCCI is yet to decide on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to Chandila who has been suspended from the game since the scandal broke two years ago.
The BCCI will also decide on the punishment for Mumbai Ranji Trophy cricketer Hiken Shah for his alleged breach of the Board's anti-corruption code ahead of this year's IPL.
(With Agency inputs)