Supreme Court has lifted the life ban on the Indian cricketer Sreesanth and has asked the BCCI to look into the quantum of the punishment within three months from today.
During the 2013 IPL Season, the cricketer was slapped with a life ban after his alleged involvement in spot-fixing. In 2015, he was acquitted by a trial court.
In August 2017, a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on Sreesanth by BCCI and had set aside all proceedings against him initiated by the board. Within two months, a division bench of the high court restored the ban allowing appeal filed by the BCCI against the single-judge bench’s order.
On 27 February, the hearing of the case was held in the Supreme Court and Sreesanth claimed that the life ban is completely unfair. According to a PTI report, his counsel told a bench of justices that there was ‘no clear proof’ of match-fixing, and Sreesanth suffered a lot in the past five-six years.
In the report, the cricketer added that he knows his international career is virtually over and all he wants is to play for domestic cricket for a few years.