Ankeet Chavan, who’s serving a life ban for his alleged involvement within the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, has urged the BCCI and the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to scale back the sanction to seven years in a letter written to them.
In 2013, the BCCI disciplinary committee had discovered three Rajasthan Royals gamers — former India pacer S Sreesanth, Chavan and Ajit Chandila — responsible of spot- fixing within the IPL and handed them life bans.
But in 2015, a trial court docket in Delhi dropped all the fees towards the trio and final 12 months the BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain diminished Sreesanth’s ban to seven years from life ban.
Now, with possibilities trying vivid for Sreesanth to make a comeback to aggressive cricket, 34-year-old Chavan has additionally despatched an electronic mail to BCCI and his state physique MCA.
In the letter, Chavan has requested to scale back the ban to seven years in order that he can play on the earliest.
“I am urging to BCCI on similar lines, if Sreesanth’s ban is reconsidered, kindly reconsider mine (my ban) as well,” Chavan instructed PTI on Thursday.
“I did not get a response from the BCCI, so I had to write to my parent body, which is the MCA. So I have written on the same lines. I request the association to take my case ahead to the BCCI, so that my ban can be reconsidered,” added Chavan, a slow-left arm orthodox bowler.
It is learnt that Chavan wrote to MCA on June 22 and a senior MCA official additionally confirmed that the cricket physique has acquired his letter.
An MCA supply mentioned that it was a matter between BCCI and Chavan and it can not intrude within the situation.
Chavan, who has featured in 18 first-class video games, has not performed any cricket since life ban was imposed on him.