On Friday, Supreme Court set aside the BCCI’s disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesant and asked to reconsider his plea within next three months.
A bench including Justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph directed the BCCI to make a fresh decision on the point of the punishment that was given to Sreesanth.
Meantime, the top court rejected the former cricketer’s plea that he should not be punished at all because he was acquitted in the spot-fixing case. Earlier, in October 2017, after a petition from the BCCI, the Kerala High Court had reimposed the life ban on Sreesanth.
After the verdict announced, Sreesanth said that “I need cricket back, I do not think it will take BCCI 90 days to make the decision but I am grateful that the life ban has been removed. I fought my battle all by myself. My practice is going on and the road ahead totally depends on the selectors,”
Also he added that “It was a huge fight and the Supreme Court has given me a lifeline. I have started staying fit to play the game, thanks to the T20 and T10 leagues, I can still earn my bread and butter somewhere,”