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Kerala High Court lifts lifetime ban on Sreesanth imposed by BCCI

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 August 2017, 15:25 IST
Kerala High Court lifts lifetime ban on Sreesanth imposed by BCCI

Kerala High Court on 7th August has lifted ban imposed on tainted pacer S Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in spot fixing scandle in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.

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.

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.

-With ANI inputs.

First published: 7 August 2017, 14:46 IST
 
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