Ankeet Chavan who was one of the three Rajasthan Royals cricketers to have allegedly involved in a spot-fixing scandal along with S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandela has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to re-think on the life ban.
“I have requested them to reconsider my life ban. I want to play cricket again,” Chavan, a 34-year-old left-arm spinner, said.
Earlier, Sreesanth was also included in the Kerala Ranji side. The Supreme Court had earlier revoked the fast bowler’s life ban.
“In 2015, I got a clean chit (a Delhi Court dropped all charges) but the ban was still there,” Chavan told.
The spinner gained limelight after grabbing nine wickets in an innings in a Ranji game against Punjab. MCA secretary Sanjay Naik has said that they have received Chavan’s application and the mater will be discussed by the Apex Council.Chavan has played 18 First-Class matches and 20 List A games apart from 13 IPL fixtures.