New Delhi, Mar 28 (IANS): Contrary to expectations that he might play in the later half of the Indian Premier League, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's ban over contractual violation has been upheld by the governing council.
Jadeja had appealed against the one-year ban for not signing the renewal contract with Rajasthan Royals and instead negotiating a larger financial contract with Mumbai Indians.
The IPL governing council also reprimanded Mumbai Indians for trying to get a player when his existing contract was not over.
"Jadeja's ban upheld for 2010 IPL Season," IPL chief executive Sundar Raman said on his Twitter page. "Chairman Jaitley filed the report. Mumbai Indians reprimanded."
The decision was taken during a hearing chaired by Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley.
Jadeja, however, has been selected for the World Twenty20 championship beginning in the West Indies April 30.