The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila until March 12 to file a written reply and defend charges of spot-fixing against him. Chandila was summoned by the BCCI's disciplinary committee in New Delhi on Wednesday. Chandila is facing corruption charges and was among a clutch of Rajasthan Royals players arrested by the police for fixing Indian Premier League games in return for huge sums of money. (Click here for latest on IPL)
According to a BCCI press release, Chandila met a BCCI committee comprising N Srinivasan, Rajeev Shukla and Shivlal Yadav. Chandila requested the disciplinary committee for additional time to submit a written reply to the charges levelled against him.
The BCCI's Anti-Corruption Security Unit (ACSU) chief Ravi Sawani has recommended a ban between five years to life on Chandila. The bowler has been found guilty of violating multiple anti-corruption clauses. Sawani's report says Chandila had influenced other players to indulge in spot-fixing. He is also accused of passing vital team information to the bookies.