Kerala High Court reinstates life ban on Sreesanth


Kerala High Court reinstates life ban on Sreesanth

Back in 2015, the cricketer was banned for a spot-fixing controversy in the IPL, but after an appeal the BCCI revoked the veto in August.

On Tuesday, the Kerala High Court restored the life-ban imposed on former Team India pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.

The High Court ruled that the 34-year-old must stay away from any cricket activity organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Spot-fixing controversy

In 2015, the BCCI hit Sreesanth with a life ban after the pacer was charged with corruption during the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).

The former Team India cricketer was accused of spot-fixing during a match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 season.

After being banned, Sreesanth went to the Kerala High Court, which on August 7 revoked the veto.

According to the Court, there was no incriminating evidence to prove Sreesanth’s involvement in the match-fixing scandal.

However, the BCCI filled an appeal to reimpose the ban, arguing that it “was imposed on the basis of evidence and steps were taken to ensure natural justice.”

Sreesanth: ‘The worst decision ever’

On his twitter account, S. Sreesanth called the court’s verdict “the worst decision ever.”

He also said he didn't understand the BCCI’s decision to allow Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals to return to the IPL after the spot-fixing scandal.

Both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be back in the IPL for 2018 after being banned by the Supreme Court for two years. Their owners had been accused of betting on IPL matches.

The only remaining option for Sreesanth is to approach to the Supreme Court to appeal against the new verdict.

The cricketer has also urged the Supreme Court to reveal the names of the 13 persons mentioned by the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee which probed the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.


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