S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, the cricketers who have been discharged of all expenses by a Delhi trial courtroom in relation to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, have been served recent notices by the Delhi Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday (November 18). The three cricketers, together with the 36 others who’re allegedly concerned within the case, have been requested to be current in the course of the Excessive Courtroom’s subsequent listening to, which can be on December sixteen.
The trio who have been teammates within the Rajasthan Royals (RR) setup, have been arrested by the Delhi Police in Might-June 2013 over fees of spot-fixing and receiving kickbacks from bookies with shut hyperlinks to the underworld.
The three have been charged underneath the Maharashtra Management of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), which often offers with terrorism and organised crime. Chandila needed to spend greater than three months in jail earlier than being launched on bail whereas Sreesanth and Chavan have been granted short-term launch inside a month. They have been subsequently banned by Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Rajasthan Royals.
In what got here as an enormous aid to the cricketers, the Patiala Home Courtroom, in July 2015, had discharged the trio of all expenses as a consequence of inadequate proof. The prosecution, which was the Delhi Police on this case, needed to provision approaching a better courtroom, which they did.
In the meantime, the life bans imposed on Sreesanth and Chavan by BCCI remained intact, whereas a disciplinary listening to towards Chandila continues to be pending.