IPL spot-fixing: No relief for Sreesanth as Kerala HC restores life-time ban

New Delhi: Kerala High Court Division Bench on Tuesday restored lifetime ban imposed by the BCCI on cricketer S. Sreesanth in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.

Allowing the appeal filed by BCCI, Division Bench headed by Chief Justice held that there is no violation of natural justice against the cricketer.

Earlier the BCCI had appealed to the Division Bench of Kerala High Court against lifting the life-time ban on the tainted pacer.

Sreesanth was banned for life by the BCCI for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing in 2013.

A single judge bench of the Kerala High Court had earlier passed an order that the bowler’s life-ban be lifted.

The court had also dropped all the charges against Sreesanth after he filed a plea challenging the life ban imposed on him.

The game’s governing body had, however, maintained its stance and did not allow Sreesanth to make an immediate comeback and also filed a counter-affidavit in response to cricketer’s plea.



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