Mumbai: Former left-arm spinner Ankit Chavan has appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to issue a letter to remove the ban imposed on him. Only then will they be able to return to competitive cricket. The BCCI banned him from life in 2013 for his involvement with S. Sreesanth in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.
Last year, BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retired) DK Jain reduced the life imposed by BCCI Sreesanth and Chavan to seven years. Sreesanth’s order was over before his ban expired in September 2020 but Chavan had to wait until May 3 for his order. But to return to cricket, they need a confirmation letter from the BCCI, which they have not yet received.
Chavan told PTI, “Last year, the Ombudsman reduced my ban and the seven-year sentence expired in September 2020. On May 3, I received a letter from the Ombudsman, which was sent to the BCCI. The virtual hearing was held on April 19. Since there was no response from him, Chavan asked his home state association to take up the matter with the BCCI.
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