Veteran spinner Ankeet Chavan has received the green signal to return to professional cricket as the BCCI has lifted the ban imposed on him. Ankeet Chavan was one of the three men involved in the infamous spot-fixing controversy breaking out in the 2013 edition of IPL. But the sources within the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has confirmed the news.
Ankeet Chavan last played professional cricket back in 2013 when he was part of the Rajasthan Royals that square off against the Mumbai Indians. The left-arm spinner’s final first-class and List A matches were also last year. Chavan has so far featured in 18 first-class, 20 List A, and 26 T20 fixtures. All three formats so far have produced a mere 89 wickets; however, he has a first-class hundred.
Sources within the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) confirmed the development to ANI on Tuesday. “Yes, the BCCI has ended Chavan’s ban and he will now be able to play professional cricket,”. Along with the 35-year old, Ajit Chandila and Sreesanth were also involved in the crime and all three were arrested by the Delhi police and faced harsh consequences.
Ankeet Chavan’s alleged partner in crime Sreesanth returns to competitive cricket:
Meanwhile, with the BCCI lifting Sreesanth’s ban last year, Sreesanth returned to competitive cricket by participating in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, representing Kerala. Though the right-arm seamer grabbed the spotlight by bowling fast in the nets, he could not do anything extraordinary in the T20 tournament.