Corruption in the IPL March 5, 2014

Chandila given another week to reply in fixing case

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ajit Chandila, one of the three Rajasthan Royals cricketers who has been chargesheeted in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has been granted an additional week's time by the BCCI disciplinary committee to submit his reply to the charges levelled against him. Chandila will have to submit his final written reply by March 12.

The disciplinary committee met Chandila, who along with Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, was arrested in Mumbai in May 2013, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Chandila, who had been questioned by the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit head Ravi Sawani on October 3 last year, requested the committee for more time. The committee comprises BCCI president N Srinivasan and vice-presidents Rajeev Shukla and Shivlal Yadav.

Of the six Royals cricketers allegedly involved in IPL corruption scandal, Chandila's is the only case that has not been ruled on by the committee. On September 13, Sreesanth and Chavan were banned for life, Amit Singh was suspended for five years, Siddharth Trivedi for a year and Harmeet Singh was cleared of all the charges.