In what could come as a huge reprieve for S Sreesanth, the Supreme Court on Friday, 15 March, has sought a review of the decision to impose a life ban on the former India cricketer.
The Court has urged the BCCI’s Disciplinary Committee to have a relook at the ban from all cricket activities imposed upon the fast bowler for his alleged involvement in spot fixing during IPL 2013.
The BCCI committee has been directed to hear Sreesanth and deliver a decision on an updated quantum of punishment within three months.
The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph.
The bench made it clear that Sreesanth will get the opportunity of being heard by the committee on the quantum of the punishment.
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 bench passed this order on Sreesanth's plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI.
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