After six years of ban Indian Cricketer S Sreesanth got a sigh of relief as the apex court set aside the BCCI’s disciplinary committee’s order on former cricketer for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing scandal during IPL 2013. A bench comprising justice Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph said ” the disciplinary committee of BCCI may reconsider within three months the quantum of punishment to be given to Sreesanth”.
After this the issue of life ban on S Sreesanth will be taken up for discussion in the upcoming meeting of Committee of Administrators (CoA). The Chairman of CoA Vinod Rai said on the issue, ” I have heard about the Supreme Court order. We will need to get the copy of the order. We will definitely take up the issue at the CoA meeting” . Sreesanth issue can be discussed when the Committee of Administrators meet for BCCI’s anti-doping policy discussion with International Cricket Council (ICC) on March 18, 2019. The new ombudsman appointed by BCCI, former Supreme Court judge DK Jain will help the committee for fast track decision in the case.
The acting president of BCCI CK Khanna has made it very clear that only CoA will take the call on this issue and discuss on the given orders by Supreme Court. He said, “This is a Supreme Court order and obviously a call needs to be taken. I am confident that the issue will come up for serious deliberation at the next COA meeting. As far as Sreesanth being brought back to mainstream cricket, I have no comment to make”.
Earlier in 2013 during IPL, Sreesanth along with two more cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by Delhi Police on the charge of spot-fixing under the direction of the bookies after which these three players who belonged to Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchise were banned by BCCI untill the investigation was completed.