Life ban on cricketer Sreesanth set aside by Supreme Court

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled life ban on India cricketer S. Sreesanth and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider his punishment. The top court directed the cricket administrative body to reconsider the quantum of punishment to be given to the banned cricketer within three months.

According to reports, a bench comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph said that Sreesanth will be given an opportunity of being heard by the committee on the quantum of the punishment. The Supreme Court, however, has not upheld the findings of guilt made by the disciplinary committee against Sreesanth.

In the wake of these new developments, Bhuvaneswari, Sreesanth's wife said that the cricketer has finally got justice. "The lifetime ban has lifted and it's a huge relief".

I hope they will take a decision in my favour. I am very happy with the Supreme Court decision.

The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth and his two other Rajasthan Royals' teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charge of spot-fixing during the IPL in May 2013. It should be also noted that the court rejected Sreesanth's request that he should not be punished by any means, as he was acquitted in the spot-fixing case. It was in October 2017 when a Kerala High Court's division bench had reimposed the life ban on Sreesanth after a petition was issued by the BCCI. However, in two months, the High Court allowed BCCI's appeal and restored the ban.

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