Sports / Sreesanth life ban revoked, Supreme Court asks BCCI to revisit quantum of punishment

India Today : Mar 15, 2019, 12:15 PM
Supreme Court asked Board of Control for Cricket in India to reconsider its order of life ban on cricketer S Sreesanth, for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing scandal. Court made it clear that Sreesanth will get the opportunity of being heard. Sumpreme Court told BCCI disciplinary committee to reconsider quantum of punishment within three months. The transcript of recorded conversation to back his assertion.

A bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, asked the BCCI to reconsider its order of life ban imposed on Sreesanth following the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League in 2013.

The apex court also said that its verdict shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court's order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case.

The bench passed this order on Sreesanth's plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI.

Last month, Sreesanth told the Supreme Court that he had "stubbornly" refused to be involved in match-fixing during 2013 IPL and referred to the transcript of the recorded conversation to back his assertion.