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Ajit Chandila banned for life, Hiken Shah for 5 years



Ajit Chandila was banned for life and Hiken Shah for five years for their involvement in the match-fixing scandal during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced. The BCCI's Disciplinary Committee, headed by president Shashank Manohar and also comprising Jyotiraditya Scindia and Niranjan Shah, made the decision after a meeting in Mumbai. Chandila and Shah appeared in person before the committee on December 24, 2015 and were given time till January 4 to file a written response to the charges against them.The committee met again on January 5, when Shah appeared in person, made an oral submission and a written reply to the findings of the inquiry against him.

The 32-year-old Chandila was arrested by the police for trying to spot-fix IPL matches in 2013 along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan, both of whom were banned for life by the BCCI.

He is held guilty of misconduct and corruption within the 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. Ajit Chandila is banned for Life from playing or representing cricket in any form or to be associated in any way with the activities of the Board or its Affiliates, read a statement from BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur.