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Wednesday, 27 February, 2002, 15:20 GMT
No way back for banned Indians
Azharuddin (r) appearing on BBC's A Question of Sport in 1999
Azharuddin (r) appearing on BBC's A Question of Sport
India's national cricket board has ruled out reviewing bans imposed on on former captain Mohammad Azharuddin and all-rounder Ajay Jadeja over match fixing allegations.

After taking legal advice, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), confirmed Azharuddin's life ban and Jadeja's five-year suspension would continue to be enforced.

The sanctions were imposed in 2000 after the BCCI conducted an internal inquiry into a report on corruption in cricket by India's federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Azharuddin and Jadeja have denied any wrongdoing and challenged their bans in court.

"We received what Jadeja had filed in court and sought legal advice on it," Jagmohan Dalmiya, president of the BCCI, told reporters after a working committee meeting.

No reconsideration

"We were told that there was no legal provision for review and have informed Jadeja's lawyers that there can be no reconsideration since we don't have the power to do it.

"In Azhar's case the court had asked if the dispute could be sorted out by negotiations, but we have said there is no dispute."

The BCCI said any further action should be the prerogative of the CBI.

"They have all the documents and information, so they should reply since they are a party in the case," said Dalmiya.

Former Test players Ajay Sharma and Manoj Prabhakar have also been banned - Sharma for life and Prabhakar for five years as a result of the report.

They have also denied the allegations.

But the BCCI has set up a three-member legal committee for any follow-up on these cases.

See also:

27 Feb 02 | Cricket
03 Oct 01 | Cricket
19 Aug 01 | Corruption in Cricket
20 Jul 02 | Corruption in Cricket
05 Dec 00 | Corruption in Cricket
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