Kings XI Punjab’s co-owner Ness Wadia was handed two-year suspended jail sentence for drugs possession in Japan. His recent act of indiscipline has not gone down well with one of the officials in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. He wants action against Punjab based franchise and its co-owner. Citing the example of Chennai Super Kings, the official stated that the treatment should not be different and wants the matter to be given to code of ethics committee.
“If they (CSK) can be suspended for 2 years for betting related offences, this is much more serious and why change the precedent now, this has to be sent to the code of ethics committee and definite action needs to be taken against the franchise and the CO-owner. There are no two rules for different franchises. The least is to ban ness Wadia from all cricketing activities for life,” the official told Times Now.
Wadia’s suspended jail term has landed KXIP in trouble as the rules clearly states that no team official can act in a manner which bring bad team to the team, the league, the BCCI or the game.
He was arrested in March at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after custom officials found drugs in his trouser pocket.