Four Mumbai cricketers who were banned by the BCCI

Cricketers tend to make mistakes on different levels and accordingly, in order to discipline them and set an example for others, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) intervenes like in the Prithvi Shaw case

Four Mumbai cricketers who were banned by the BCCI

Cricket is often referred to as a 'gentleman's game' but the sport has witnessed its fair share of not so gentlemanly instances. From sledging to using dopamines to enhance their performance during the game, the cricketers have violated rules and failed to uphold the game's integrity.

Similarly, on numerous occasions, the cricketers who hail from Mumbai have made either minor mistakes or have committed grave offences leading to maligning the game's reputation. Accordingly, in order to abstain others from making the same mistake, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended or banned the cricketers from playing the game. 

Here are four instances when Mumbai cricketers were handed a suspension from BCCI: 

Prithvi Shaw (Doping)

India's 'next big thing' in cricket, Prithvi Shaw's promising cricketing career recently hit a roadblock as he was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) until November 15 for a doping violation.

The batsman, who hails from Mumbai, has been handed an eight-month long suspension that will end at midnight on November 15, 2019, since the period of ineligibility will be considered to have begun March 16, 2019, onwards.

Apparently, Shaw had consumed a cough syrup that consisted of a WADA-prohibited substance which was found in the sample provided to BCCI's Anti-Doping unit.

Rasikh Salam (Age Fudging)

Mumbai Indians bowler Rasikh Salam was banned by BCCI after he committed age fudging. The youngster was handed a two-year ban.

Rasikh Salam had recently become the youngest player to feature in Indian Premier League (IPL) when he made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians earlier this year in the 12th edition of the cash-rich tournament.

Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) were the ones who brought this matter of discrepancy in age to the BCCI after they were informed about it by the J&K national school board.

Musheer Khan (Improper Behaviour)

Musheer Khan, the Mumbai Under-16 captain, has been suspended for three years for “ugliest behaviour, gross misconduct and bringing the name of the association to disrepute” by the Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA’s) ad-hoc managing committee.

The suspension, according to the letter, will stand till January 14, 2022. However, the left-arm spinner and top-order batsman's suspension invited a lot of criticism from former players and cricket pundits.

They stated that the ban handed to the youngster could derail his cricketing career and therefore, the matter should have been dealt more carefully.

Ankeet Chavan (Spot-Fixing)

On May 16, 2013, Rajasthan Royals player Ankeet Chavan was arrested on charges of spot-fixing during IPL 6 by the Delhi police along with Ajit Chandila and Sreesanth, who played alongside him for Rajasthan Royals.

According to police, Ankeet Chavan was promised ₹6 million to give away 14 runs in Rajasthan Royals' match against Mumbai Indians on 15 May 2013 and he did it giving away 15 runs in his second over.

On September 13, 2013, Chavan and fellow player Sreesanth were banned from cricket for life by the BCCI disciplinary committee. However, on July 25, 2015, the Delhi Court gave a clean chit and discharged him of all the charges in the IPL spot-fixing case.

While BCCI bans the players with an intention to avoid any malpractices, on various instances it has been witnessed that the players are proved innocent by the court. This has hampered the cricketers' career and led to their downfall.

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