Chandila's spot fixing

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According to the Delhi Police, Chandila conceded 14 runs in his second over in the match against Pune Warriors, as part of a deal with a bookie.

IPL 2013: Chandila, Sreesanth and Chavan arrested for spot-fixing

16 Mar 2013
IPL 2013: Chandila, Sreesanth and Chavan arrested for spot-fixing
  • The Delhi Police arrested Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila along with his teammates S. Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan and 11 bookies for spot-fixing.
  • Chandila was alleged to have taken money for runs during the IPL 2013 matches.
  • Following their arrest, the players were suspended by BCCI from all forms of cricket and IPL authorities were asked to take strong punitive measures against the trio.

Chandila granted bail

9 Sep 2013
Chandila granted bail
  • Delhi Police's allegation that players were links to Dawood Ibrahim's crime syndicate headed were scrapped by the city court.
  • The court granted bail to Chandila, Sreesanth and Chavan citing that their connections to the booking-syndicate were remote.
  • BCCI deferred its decision on Chandila, as he had not available for questioning, being either in police or judicial custody since his arrest.

SC constitutes probe-panel; Chandila's fate undecided

8 Oct 2013
SC constitutes probe-panel; Chandila's fate undecided
  • The Supreme Court constituted a three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mukul Mudgal to investigate the IPL 2013 spot-fixing.
  • On 10 February 2014, the committee found Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra guilty of involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
  • BCCI imposed life bans on Sreesanth and Chavan but Chandila's case stayed undecided.

SC's Lodha Panel sentences Kundra, Meiyappan

22 Jan 2015
SC's Lodha Panel sentences Kundra, Meiyappan
  • SC's panel headed by former Chief Justice R.M. Lodha decided the sentence for Chennai Super Kings Principal Gurnath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra for their involvements in fixing IPL 2013.
  • Meiyappan and Kundra were given lifetime suspensions.
  • BCCI was given rights to indict the teams.
  • The panel banned former BCCI president Srinivasan (Meiyappan's father-in-law) from holding any post in BCCI.

Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah suspended

13 Jul 2015
Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah suspended
  • The BCCI suspended Mumbai's Hiken Shah after a first-class cricketer complained against him for approaching him for fixing a Ranji match.
  • BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit inquired into the complaint by the so-far unnamed player and proceeded to suspend Hiken Shah from all cricket activities.
  • A 3-member committee headed by Jagmohan Dalmiya was set up to investigate into Shah's transgression.

Police drops charges against Chandila & Co.

25 Jul 2015
Police drops charges against Chandila & Co.
  • A Delhi trial court acquitted Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila, finding the evidence of their involvement with Dawood-led crime syndicates insufficient.
  • Despite their discharge, the BCCI stood by its decision of banning Sreesanth and Chavan for life.
  • The BCCI's decision on Chandila continued to remain on the back burner, as the cricketing body's focus shifted to implementing changes within its administration.

IPL spot fixing 2013: Life ban for Chandila

19 Jan 2016
IPL spot fixing 2013: Life ban for Chandila
  • A BCCI committee declared former Royal Rajasthan off-spinner Ajit Chandila guilty of spot-fixing during IPL 2013, and banned him from all cricket activities for life.
  • BCCI's verdict on Chandila had been pending since his arrest in 2013.
  • Hiken Shah was also banned for 5 years for attempting to fix a Ranji match.
  • The BCCI was yet to decide on Umpire Asad Rauf's fate.