Kochi, Mar 1 (PTI) Tainted Indian cricketer S Sreesanth today filed a petition in the Kerala High Court seeking its direction to the BCCI to allow him to play for a Scottish club in April. Also Read - Tottenham vs Manchester United Live Streaming Premier League in India: Preview, Squads, Prediction – Where to Watch Spurs vs MAN UTD Live Stream Football Match Online and on TV
In his petition, Sreesanth, challenging the life ban imposed on him by the disciplinary committee of the BCCI, said even the trial court which heard the match-fixing case has observed that “no prima facie case in any offence including Section 3 of MCOCA is made out against the accused persons and they are entitled to be discharged.” Also Read - TOT vs MUN Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Premier League 2021: Captain, Vice-captain, Predicted XIs For Today's Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Football Match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 9 PM IST April 11 Sunday
All the 36 accused, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were discharged in the IPL-6 spot fixing case by Patiala House Court in July 2015. Also Read - Kerala Tourism Industry Hit Due to Re-surge in Coronavirus Cases, Businesses Complain of Losses
The BCCI, however, refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.
In his petition, Sreesanth argued that the BCCI panel which inquired the matter had made its reports against him based on the information provided by the Delhi Police.
He alleged that “the entire prosecution case framed out by the Delhi Police Special Cell” against him was based on a “cooked-up story created according to their aspirations and imaginations…”
Sreesanth said he was invited by the Glenrothes Cricket Club, Fife Scotland for representing Gelnroth Team (Premier League in Scotland) to be held in the first week of April.
In response to this invitation, he expressed his willingness to participate in the match provided he got the NOC from the Board, Sreesanth said.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.