Thatscricket - News - Jadeja challenges ban, moves High Court

Published: Thursday, February 1, 2001, 20:45 [IST]
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New Delhi: Banned cricketer Ajay Jadeja on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a five-year ban on his playing career and quashing an inquiry report of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which indicted him for match-fixing. Jadeja also challenged a notice issued by the Sports Ministry asking him to reply why the Arjuna Award should not be taken back. Justice Vijender Jain fixed February 9 as the next date of hearing after additional solicitor general K K Sud said he needed more time to go through the 800 plus page petition. The Sports Ministry had issued notices to three Arjuna Awardees - Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin and Manoj Prabhakar after an inquiry by former CBI director K Madhavan held them guilty of having nexus with the bookies. On January 29, former cricket captain Azharuddin had filed a plaint in the court of chief judge of civil courts in Hyderabad, challenging the life ban on his cricket career by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Naming the BCCI, its president A C Muthiah, and Madhavan as respondents in his petition, the tainted cricketer said the inquiry conducted by the BCCI has not been transparent, free and fair. UNI

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