IPL 2021: Ex-Rajasthan Royals bowler Ankeet Chavan appeals to MCA to revoke life ban

IPL 2021: Ex-Rajasthan Royals bowler Ankeet Chavan appeals to MCA to revoke life ban
IPL 2021: Ex-Rajasthan Royals bowler Ankeet Chavan appeals to MCA to revoke life ban

IPL 2021: Ex-Rajasthan Royals bowler Ankeet Chavan appeals to MCA to revoke life ban – Tainted cricketer Ankeet Chavan, were banned for life by the BCCI for their involvement in the 2013 Spot Fixing Scandal in the league, has asked the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to have his life ban revoked. In a letter to the MCA, Ankeet told the MCA that his tenure of punishment has been reduced to seven years.

Ankeet Chavan life ban: “I have pleadingly requested the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to help and support me as it has always done in the past and take my application forward. The Ombudsman, in his order a month back (May 3), said that my punishment be reduced to seven years which ended in September 2020,” Chavan told Cricbuzz.

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On June 11, MCA’s Apex Council meeting will be held where this matter will be discussed. 

Ankeet Chavan life ban: “I have written to the BCCI to have my ban revoked and attached the Ombudsman order too. But I have not heard from the BCCI and hence I have requested the MCA to intervene,” Chavan said.

Ankeet Chavan life ban: His partner Sreesanth has started playing cricket for Kerala as his ban was revoked after a Supreme Court order. He had also enrolled for the IPL auction, however, he was not picked by any franchise. 

An MCA official told Cricbuzz, “We will discuss the matter but we will have to consult the legal department to see how we can help. The action was taken by the BCCI.”

Why is Ankeet Chavan banned from cricket? 

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Chavan was arrested on charges of spot-fixing during IPL 6 by the Delhi police along with Ajit Chandila and Sreesanth, who played alongside him for Rajasthan Royals. According to Police, Ankeet Chavan was promised ₹6 million to give away 14 runs in Rajasthan Royals’ match against Mumbai Indians on 15 May 2013 and he did it giving away 15 runs in his second over.

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