The Supreme Court of India cancelled the life ban of cricketer S Sreesanth. The top court also ordered the BCCI to reconsider his punishment. Now Sreesanth will get opportunity to be heard by the disciplinary committee on quantum of punishment of the BCCI.
However the top court made clear that this order has no effect on the criminal proceedings that are underway against Sreesanth.
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is a right-arm fast-medium-pace bowler and a right-handed tail-ender batsman for from India. He has played for Kerala, and was part of the Indian Premier League’s Rajasthan Royals team.
The Delhi police arrested Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates on charges of spot-fixing during in 2013. Sreesanth confessed to spot-fixing, according to police, however Sreesanth always maintained that he is innocent and that he was forced to sign confession statements.
After the allegations the BCCIs disciplinary committee awarded him a life ban.
After the ban the cricketer took part in multiple TV shows, such as Big Boss. He also contested assembly elections with a BJP ticket only to lose the seat in Thiruvananthapuram.