The Kerala High Court on Monday revoked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decision to impose a life ban on former team India speedster S Sreesanth. Last year a special court in Delhi had acquitted him in the spot fixing case.
After the verdict, Sreesanth had approached the BCCI to remove the ban but his plea was turned down. Later, he approached the Kerala High Court saying that though the court had given him a clean chit, the cricket body continued to harass him. He also pleaded that his sports career was getting ruined because of the ban.
In May 2013, Delhi police had arrested Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chadilia and Ankit Chavan, on charges of spot fixing. Later, the BCCI had imposed a life ban on him.“It is a really good news for me. I will back in the field soon,” he said after the verdict.
BCCI vice-president TC Mathew said personally he was of the view that the BCCI should not go in for an appeal in a higher court.
During the hearing BCCI contended that the decision was taken by the former administrative committee of the body and the new committee can’t take a decision on this. Subsequently, it had denied him a no objection certificate (NOC) to play the Scottish League.