The Supreme Court has recently set aside the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee’s order over imposing a life ban on veteran fast bowler S.Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the infamous spot-fixing scandal in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The court asked the governing cricket body to reconsider the punishment for the former Indian cricketer, within the next three months. However, the court rejected Sreesanth’s plea of not being punished at all.
Sreesanth was extremely pleased with the outcome adjourned in the court, and was quite optimistic that he would see himself bowling in the Ranji Trophy for Kerala when the season arrives.
"It's a huge relief. The court has given me a huge lifeline and I am happy with the opportunity given to me," Sreesanth was quoted saying.
"I am just being optimistic and I hope to keep myself fit until September-October. Now, I believe I can even play Ranji Trophy for Kerala this season which starts from September-October," he added.
A bench comprising of Justices KM Joseph and Ashok Bhushan will also give Sreesanth the opportunity to be heard by the committee on the topic of his punishment.
The Kerala based pacer has played up to 90 international matches for India, and has bucketed 169 wickets to his name. Sreesanth has also been a part of the winning Indian squad in the ICC World T20 of 2007 and the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2011.
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