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March 23, 2010
The IPL governing council will conduct a fresh hearing into the case regarding Ravindra Jadeja, the Rajasthan Royals allrounder who was banned for the 2010 season of the league for allegedly violating the player guidelines, on March 25 in Mumbai. The hearing is being held after appeals from Jadeja and the two franchises involved, Rajasthan and Mumbai Indians, and will be chaired by Arun Jaitley, an eminent lawyer and head of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association.
"The IPL governing council has taken a decision to hear Ravindra Jadeja's plea and will also listen to representations from the two franchises involved, namely the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians," Lalit Modi, the IPL commissioner, said. Arun Jaitley will at the behest of the IPL governing council chair the hearing and arrive at a final decision on Ravindra Jadeja and the same shall be binding on all parties concerned."
The governing council had earlier banned Jadeja for one year on instructions from Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president, because he failed to sign the renewal contract with Rajasthan for the ongoing season and allegedly attempted to negotiate a new contract with Mumbai.
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