The former Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth’s case of spot-fixing, denied the life ban by the Supreme court on Friday and directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to re-examine its quantum of sentence. A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K.M. Joseph stated that the life ban was “too harsh.”
The Supreme court urged the BCCI disciplinary committee to study the quantum of Sreekanth’s punishment within three months. It also upheld his citation in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The Court made it clear that the order shall have no effect on the criminal actions pending on the ex-cricketer. Senior advocate Salman Khurshid, for Sreesanth said, “Mohd. Azharuddin was overturned.
Pakistan’s Salim Malik got a life ban but it was overturned. Hansie Cronje was given a life ban but he died in a plane crash when proceedings were not closed.” “It is a fact that he used a towel. Many players do. There was no criminal intent or foul play. Too much is being read into it. The court had discharged him finally,” Mr Khurshid had added. The lawyer had said his client sustained “continuous torture” by Delhi Police.Share this to your,