New Delhi: Notwithstanding the verdict of a Delhi court dropping charges against former India pacer S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, the BCCI has decided to stick to its ban on the three cricketers for the time being.
Cricketers S Sreesanth (R), Ajit Chandila (L) and Ankeet Chavan outside the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi after a trial court discharged them in the Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing scandal on Saturday. Pic/PTI
All the 36 accused persons including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were today discharged in the IPL-6 spot fixing case by Patiala House Court but the Indian Board said its disciplinary decision remained unaltered.
"Any disciplinary proceeding or decision taken by the BCCI is independent to any criminal proceeding and has no bearing. The decisions of the BCCI, based on its independent disciplinary action, shall remain unaltered," BCCI said in a statement issued today.
All three had to spend time in jail during the course of investigation. Of the three, Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the BCCI after the scandal shook the high-profile league, while Chandila's hearing is still on.