The court asked the BCCI to reconsider the period of punishment within three months.
The BCCI disciplinary committee had imposed lifetime restrictions on Sreesanth in 2013
Trial court acquits Sreesanth in 2015, Kerala High Court restored the ban in 2017
new Delhi. The Supreme Court on Friday canceled the order of the disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2013, in which the life ban was imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth. The court has asked the BCCI disciplinary committee to reconsider the period of punishment awarded to Sreesanth within three months.
A bench of the Supreme Court comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and Justice KM Joseph told the BCCI that after a period of punishment given to Sreesanth, he took a fresh decision, He completed this work within three months.
Decision will not affect the ongoing matter in Delhi High Court: SC
The Bench also made it clear that his decision will not affect the criminal proceedings pending against Sreesanth in Delhi High Court. Delhi Police has challenged the lower court's decision in the High Court, in which all the accused, including Sreesanth, were acquitted in the IPL spot-fixing case.
I am ready to return to the fray: Sreesanth
After the verdict of the Supreme Court, Sreesanth said, "Selection is dependent on selectors. If there is so much life left then Jai Mata gave Very often it has happened that the players have been hurt. I would think that I had big injuries. If great players like Leander Paes can win the title at 40-45, then I can play back too. Even in cricket Ashish Nehra played till the age of 38, I am still 36 years old. My practice is going on. I am ready to return to the ground. "
Will consider this in the COA meeting: Vinod Rai
In this matter, BCCI's Administrator's Committee (COA) chief Vinod Rai said, "I have heard about the Supreme Court order. We need to get a copy of the order. We will definitely take up this issue in the COA meeting. "CoA is scheduled to meet with the International Cricket Council (ICC) officials on 18 March for an anti-doping policy. It is believed that this issue can also be raised in the meeting on that day.
I did not get a chance to keep my side: Sreesanth
The Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth for alleged involvement in spot-fixing in May 2013. Sreesanth was then playing for Rajasthan Royals in IPL. He was arrested along with his teammates Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandelia. The case was registered against the three under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA). Later, the BCCI imposed a life ban on all three. Sreesanth also argued that the probe committee formed by the BCCI had submitted his final report to the board without keeping his side.
Sreesanth was acquitted by lower court in 2015
The lower court had acquitted Sreesanth in the criminal case in alleged spot-fixing in 2015. However, in October 2017, the Kerala High Court restored the lifelong ban imposed on Sreesanth. Sreesanth challenged the High Court's decision in the Supreme Court. Sreesanth, while referring to the lower court verdict in his application, said that the lifelong ban imposed on them by the BCCI is a very tough decision. There is no such evidence that it proves that they were engaged in any illegal activity.