|Full name||Ajit Chandila|
5 December 1983 |
|Bowling style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Domestic team information|
|2012–16 May'2013||Rajasthan Royals|
|Source: Cricinfo, 14 May 2012|
Ajit Chandila (born 5 December 1983) from Faridabad is an off spin bowler from Haryana, India. He plays for Rajasthan Royals currently but was previously known for his performance for the Air India North Zone team.
Indian Premier League career
His (IPL) career started in 2011 when Delhi Daredevils selected him in their probable team. He made his IPL debut on 23 April 2012 at Jaipur. It is known that he is mentored by Indian spinner Narendra Hirwani. Ajit became the first bowler in the IPL's fifth season to take a hat-trick. He is the seventh bowler to get hat-trick (for Rajasthan Royals) in the history of the IPL.
Chandila got into controversy in IPL 6 when he ran-out Adam Gilchrist and appealed against him when Gilchrist was caught short of the crease while taking evasive action to a throw that hit him on the glove. Gilchrist termed it completely against the spirit of the game.
Spot fixing allegation and arrest
On 16 May 2013, he was arrested on charges of Spot-fixing during IPL 6 by the Delhi police along with Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, who play alongside him for Rajasthan Royals. Chandila had allegedly received 4.9 million (US$79,000) from bookies in the 2013 IPL season, of which 1.5 million (US$24,000) was paid to him to spot-fix in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17 May 2013 before which he was arrested. After being arrested, he was immediately suspended by his employer, Air India.
- "Hirwani's tips helped me: Chandila". Rediff.com. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- "I asked Chandila to restrict Batsmen:Hirwani". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- "Ajit Chandila's hat trick sinks listless Pune".
- "Gilchrist upset with Chandila’s conduct". Wisden India. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "Police detain three Rajasthan Royals players". Wisden India. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
- IPL 2013: Sreesanth, Chandila, Chavan arrested for spot-fixing, to be quizzed in police custody for 5 days | IPL 6 | NDTVSports.com. Sports.ndtv.com (16 May 2013). Retrieved 23 December 2013.
- "Bookies gave Ajit Chandila Rs 49L for spot-fixing: Delhi Police". The Indian Express. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "Air India suspends Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila". The Times of India. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.