Ajit Chandila, a former player for the Rajasthan Royals, has had his lifetime ban from cricket reduced to seven years by Vineet Saran, the BCCI’s Ombudsman.
S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, two of Ajit Chandila’s Rajasthan Royals teammates from the IPL 2013 who were also accused of spot-fixing, received lifelong bans from the game of cricket. This was the biggest controversy that entirely derailed the sixth season of the lucrative league and severely disrupted the IPL’s operations.
According to the Indian Express, Vineet Saran detailed all the accusations and charges made against Chandila as well as the processes in his official decision.everything he had to go through and the length of the ban was being shortened.
The order stated: “Spot fixing in Indian Premier League cricket matches is alleged in Case Crime No 20/2013 dated 09.05.2013 registered with the Special Cell of Delhi Police against the Applicant (IPL).
On May 17, 2013, the BCCI suspended the applicant from all cricket-related activities pending an investigation. In addition to the criminal actions against the applicant, the BCCI also started disciplinary proceedings against him.
In light of this, the applicant’s representation from April 11, 2019, is accepted, and his request for parity with Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan is granted. The BCCI Disciplinary Committee’s Decision dated 18.01.2016 lowered the life ban he was given to a seven-year suspension (7)years as of January 18, 2016.
Importantly, the Kerala High Court removed Sreesanth’s life sentence from the 2013 controversy back in 2017. All of the allegations against the cricket player, according to Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque, were based on supposition and lacked concrete evidence. By playing for his state of Kerala in the Ranji Trophy, Sreesanth was able to return to competitive cricket as a result of this decision.