Kerala HC orders BCCI to lift lifetime ban on Sreesanth
August 07, 2017
The Kerala High Court on Monday ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India to lift the lifetime ban on cricketer S Sreesanth that was imposed on the basis of spot-fixing charges against him.
The court issued the order after considering a petition filed by the cricketer in March challenging the BCCI’s decision not to lift the ban despite a Delhi court exonerating him in 2015. The ban was imposed by BCCI on the allegation of spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League.
Challenging the ban, Sreesanth had contended at the high court that not lifting the ban violated his constitutional rights. It was on the basis of information provided by Delhi Police that BCCI imposed a ban on him and it was the case registered on the basis of the same information that was considered by the court while exonerating him. BCCI’s decision not to withdraw the ban amounts to violation of constitutional rights, the player had argued.