In the IPL spot-fixing case, Supreme Court of India has asked the Delhi High Court to pronounce the verdict till the end of July. Since the year 2013, S. Sreesanth and other players are facing the lifetime ban due to spot-fixing.
Due to spot-fixing, Sreesanth had imposed a life ban by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sreesanth was accused of spot-fixing during a match playing on behalf of Rajasthan in the IPL 2013.
Sreesanth is seeking relaxation in his ban and wants to play county cricket. For that, he appeared to the Supreme Court against his lifetime ban.
The Bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra said that the distraction of the lifelong restrictions of players can be understood, but we will have to wait for the High Court’s decision on a petition filed by Delhi Police against the trial court in the IPL spot-fixing case.
Earlier, in this case, the trial court acquitted Sreesanth and other players for spot-fixing allegations. Sreesanth has demanded to play English county cricket to Supreme Court in his petition.
Sreesanth says that he has been acquitted in the spot-fixing case despite this he has been holding lifelong ban for four years. It may be noted that the Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan during IPL in 2013.
What’s the matter:
The BCCI had imposed a lifelong ban on the players arrested in IPL spot-fixing in the year 2013.
Challenging this decision, Sreesanth had filed a petition in the Kerala High Court, hearing on that the High Court removed the lifelong ban on Sreesanth on 7 August 2013.
In the spot-fixing case, all 36 accused, including Sreesanth, were acquitted by Patiala House Court Delhi in July 2015. But even after this decision, the BCCI did not remove lifelong restrictions on these players.