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Kerala High Court lifts life ban on Sreesanth imposed by BCCI

ANI
Published : Aug 7, 2017, 3:15 pm IST
Updated : Aug 7, 2017, 3:18 pm IST

Sreesanth was one of those charged for spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) in 2013.

 In September 2013, the disciplinary committee of the BCCI gave him a life ban from the sport, effectively ending his career. (Photo: PTI)
  In September 2013, the disciplinary committee of the BCCI gave him a life ban from the sport, effectively ending his career. (Photo: PTI)

Kochi: Kerala High Court on Monday lifted life ban imposed by BCCI on S Sreesanth in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

In September 2013, the disciplinary committee of the BCCI gave life ban verdict to the the former Indian pacer which effectively brought an end to his career.

 

Sreesanth and his Rajasthan  Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan was charged with spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013. Ankeet Chavan was acquitted in the spot-fixing case in July 2015.

However, a Delhi Sessions court in 2015 had exonerated him in the spot-fixing case registered by the Delhi Police which invoked the Maharashtra Control of organized crimes Act (MCOCA).

The BCCI had earlier in April this year rejected Sreesanth's plea for a review of his life ban, saying it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption.

The country's cricket board had also informed the Kerala High Court that a criminal court exonerating Sreesanth of spot-fixing charges was not enough to lift the lifetime ban on him.

 

After Sreesanth approached the Kerala High Court in March this year with a petition seeking the lifting of his ban, the court asked him to file a review plea before the BCCI.

The BCCI, though, remained adamant and had earlier refused to grant Sreesanth a 'no objection certificate' for playing in Scotland which led him to launch a scathing attack on the board.

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