Jaitley to take up Jadeja's appeal

Jaitley to take up Jadeja's appeal

Ravindra Jadeja

The IPL Governing Council on Tuesday said in a statement that Jaitley, who also heads Delhi and District Cricket Association, will chair and conduct the hearing which is being convened following an appeal from the cricketer and the two franchises involved –– Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians.

“The IPL Governing Council has taken a decision to hear Ravindra Jadeja’s plea and will also listen to representations from the two franchises involved, namely the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians,” IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said.

“Arun Jaitley will, at the behest of the IPL Governing Council, chair the hearing and arrive at a final decision on Ravindra Jadeja and the same shall be binding on all parties concerned,” Modi added.

Earlier in February, the IPL Governing Council had, based on a unanimous decision and on instructions from the President of the BCCI, banned Jadeja for one year.

The ban was on account of Jadeja reportedly not signing the renewal contract with the Rajasthan Royals and instead, attempting to negotiate a larger financial contract with Mumbai Indians.

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