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BCCI Ombudsman To Decide Quantum Of Punishment For S Sreesanth, Says Supreme Court

Written by Vishwas Gupta

The Supreme Court on Friday said that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman Justice (retd) DK Jain will decide the quantum of punishment for cricket S Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the infamous IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal. Last month, Supreme Court had set aside the life ban imposed on the India fast bowler by BCCI. The top court asked the BCCI Ombudsman to reconsider the quantum of punishment within three months.

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph said this while hearing an application filed by BCCI.

The cricket board has said that since its disciplinary committee, which had earlier dealt with Sreesanth’s matter is no longer operational, the matter be referred to the Ombudsman appointed by the Supreme Court.

On March 15, the top court had quashed the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the matter.


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