Supreme Court Cancels Life Ban on Sreesanth, Asks BCCI to Reconsider Punishment

Written by Abhishek Patil

The Supreme Court of India has urged the Disciplinary Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to have a relook at its decisions of a life ban on the former pacer S Sreesanth.

The decision on the quantum of punishment has been set aside and the BCCI Disciplinary Committee has been directed to afford the cricketer a hearing and decide on the punishment within the next three months.

A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph said the disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may reconsider within three months the quantum of punishment to be given to Sreesanth.

The apex court also said that its verdict shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the former cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court’s order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case.

The life ban from cricket had been imposed on the former India pacer by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing during the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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