Sports desk IPL spot-fixing case: Cricketer S. While giving great relief to Sreesanth, the Supreme Court has removed the ban on him. Along with this, the court asked the BCCI disciplinary committee to reconsider the period of punishment given to Sreesanth within three months. Earlier, in 2015, the lower court acquitted Sreesanth from the criminal case of alleged spot-fixing. However, in October 2017, the Kerala High Court reinstated the life ban imposed on Sreesanth.
The decision will not affect the ongoing matter in Delhi High Court …
– Eliminating the life ban, the Supreme Court also clarified that his decision will not affect the criminal proceedings pending against Sreesanth in the Delhi High Court. The Delhi Police has challenged the lower court's decision in the High Court where all the accused, including Sreesanth, were acquitted.
– The lower court had acquitted the rest of the cricketers, including Sreesanth, in the July 2015 spot-fixing criminal case. 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 strict decision. There is no such evidence that it proves that they were engaged in any illegal activity.
– Sreesanth debuted in ODIs against Sri Lanka in 2005 and test debuted against England in 2006. Sreesanth has taken 87 wickets in 27 Test matches, while 53 ODIs have taken 75 wickets. In 10 T20 matches he has 7 wickets in his name.
Sreesanth was arrested in 2013
– In May 2013, the Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth when he was involved in spot-fixing during IPL. Sreesanth was then playing for Rajasthan Royals team. He was arrested along with his teammates Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila. After which the BCCI had imposed a lifelong ban on all three.
Players, pointing to this, were these code words
In this case, the Delhi Police issued a tape while describing how the cricketers used to remove towels, turn the locket, field decorate, watch the clock and use the normalization as a codeward.
– The police had told that Sreesanth used to put a white towel inside the trousers during the match, and when he was pointing out how many more balls he had to throw, he would point out his hand wiping it with that towel.
Sreesanth has given this player an example for the return
– After being withdrawn after the ban, when asked to Sreesanth whether you are away from cricket for the last 5-6 years, in this age, will you be able to return to this age? So he said – 'Selection' is dependent on selectors. There is still much life left. Very often it has happened that the players are indebted and their 1-2 years pass, I will also think that I had suffered a major injunction.
– Srishna further said, "Whenever a great sportsperson like Leander Paes, if I can win the Grand Slam at the age of 42-45, I can also return to the name of Star Indian tennis player Leander Paes. In cricket, Ashish Nehra played the World Cup at the age of 38. I am just 36 years old now. '