New Delhi: Reacting to the life ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing scandal, Ajit Chandila on Tuesday criticised the board, as per a report.
“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,” Chandila was quoted as saying by the Mid-Day.
Now, it seems that the former Rajasthan Royals' player is set to challenge the cricket board's decision in court, as he added: “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.”
The BCCI in a press release said that Chandila had been charged of “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”.
Apart from Chandila, a Mumbai Ranji Trophy cricketer, Hiken Shah was also punished for breaching the Board's anti-corruption code ahead of IPL 2015 and was slapped with a five-year ban.
The three-member panel, headed by BCCI president Shashank Manohar, also comprising Jyotiraditya Scindia and Niranjan Shah, announced their final verdict on Monday.