Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association joint secretary Nitin Dalal on Friday said he felt pity for promising left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan, who was banned for life by the BCCI on IPL spot-fixing charges, saying that he was on the verge of being picked for India A.
"It's a sad day for Mumbai cricket. It's a pity that Ankeet Chavan has been found guilty. He was set to be picked for India A team as he’s a wicket taking bowler," said Dalal while reacting to the BCCI decision to ban Chavan.
The BCCI's Disciplinary Committee, comprising N Srinivasan, Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah, enquiring into the allegations of spot-fixing against some Rajasthan Royals, imposed the ban on Chavan after a hearing in New Delhi.