Kerala HC lifts BCCI’s lifetime ban on S Sreesanth

Written by August 7, 2017 15:29

Trivandrum: The Kerala High Court ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India to lift the lifetime ban on cricketer S Sreesanth.

The pacer was charged earlier for his involvement in the spot fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The court issued the order after considering a petition filed by the cricketer in March challenging the BCCI’s decision not to lift the ban despite a Delhi court exonerating him in 2015.

The ban was imposed by BCCI on the allegation of spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League.

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.

Challenging the ban, Sreesanth had contended at the high court that not lifting the ban violated his constitutional rights.

The latest development comes as a relief to the bowler who has been fighting for justice since the acquittal.