IPL spot-fixing: Chandila claims innocence, says will request BCCI to reconsider life-ban

Faridabad: Alleged spot-fixer Ajit Chandila on Tuesday said he will appeal to the BCCI to reconsider its decision of banning him for life but will not take any legal recourse in order to get it revoked.

The BCCI disciplinary committee, yesterday announced the decision to ban Chandila for life while slapping a five-year suspension on former Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah, allegedly guilty of making a corrupt approach.

Ajit Chandila. BCCI

Ajit Chandila. BCCI

"Both myself as well as my family is disappointed with the decision. I am innocent. Cricket is like a religion to me. I never thought such a verdict will come and I will request the BCCI to think about me once," Chandila told mediapersons at his Faridabad residence today.

"I am not planning to challenge the decision in the court. I want to request the BCCI to reconsider their decision. There is no one higher in between the court and the BCCI. The BCCI has different set of rules and the court has different set of rules. I am hopeful that the cricket board will consider my request," Chandila added.

Chandila's desperation was evident when he said that people nowadays consider "playing in IPL bigger than representing India."

"Nowadays parents want their kids to play in IPL more than playing for India. I am innocent. I will wait for sometime after appealing to BCCI and then I will see," he added.


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Updated Date: Jan 19, 2016 19:09:27 IST

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