In 2013, BCCI had banned Ankeet Chavan along with Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League. Later, the court ordered that the life ban imposed on these players is not feasible. After the Supreme court’s order, BCCI had reduced the ban for Sreesanth to seven years. Chavan’s freedom from life ban has now been doing rounds in the IPL cricket news, making his fans beam with happiness.
The Trio, Ankeet Chavan, Sreesanth, and Ajit Chandila were playing for Rajasthan Royals back in 2013. They were alleged to be involved in spot-fixing in IPL’s 2013 edition. This created quite an outrage against the three players, which toppled their credibility to the ground. After an investigation, all the three players were found guilty, and BCCI had put a life ban on them. Since then, Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were knocking on the gates of the Supreme Court for relaxation.
Ankeet Chavan has played thirteen matches in IPL before his ban. He started as a middle-order batsman and spinner in his debut for Mumbai in the 2008-09 season. In 2012-13, he was being lauded as one of the leading spinners. He was signed up by Rajasthan Royals in 2011, seeing his excellent domestic and T20 performance. The player has a first-class hundred to his name and has represented Mumbai in more than 60 matches in various formats.
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After Sreesanth’s ban was cut down to seven years, Chavan challenged the order and requested to apply the same rules to his ban as well. He pleaded to the BCCI and MCA for relief. However, MCA was mostly ignorant of his requests. Sreesanth’s ban ended last year, whereas Chavan had to wait for the final order till May 3rd of this year. Nevertheless, now the spinner will be able to make a comeback in the professional cricket world.
This development has been the highlight of cricket match news for many IPL enthusiasts. Hence, now both Sreesanth and Chavan will be seen on the field playing once again. The player has told news officials that he is relieved by the decision and is thankful to the BCCI and MCA for their help. He will now continue playing and believes that the rest will be taken care of once he hits the field again.