The Supreme Court on Friday nullified banned Indian cricketer Sreesanth’s life ban for spot-fixing during IPL 2013 and asked BCCI to reconsider their decision on the quantum of punishment in the case. SC has given a three-month ultimatum to BCCI to respond on the same. Importantly, it has to be noted that the Court has not tweaked the findings of guilt made by the disciplinary committee against the World Cup-winning cricketer.
Earlier, Sreesanth had all the while claiming that the ban imposed on him was ‘completely unfair’ and also accused Delhi Police of continuously torturing him in police custody while questioning.
In August 2017, a single-bench of judges at the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on the Kerala-born cricketer and had put aside all proceedings against him initiated by BCCI. Just within two months of that a division bench of the High Court restored the life ban allowing appeal filed by the BCCI against the single-bench of judges.
Not so long ago, on March 1, Justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph reserved the judgement on the cricketer’s appeal against the judgement of the Kerala High Court.
Meanwhile, Sreesanth is doing a lot of films and was recently in a popular reality show as well.