Supreme Court revokes life ban on S Sreesanth, asks BCCI to reconsider the punishment

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Supreme Court revokes life ban on S Sreesanth, asks BCCI to reconsider the punishment
Supreme Court revokes life ban on S Sreesanth, asks BCCI to reconsider the punishment

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday lifted life ban imposed on S Sreesanth by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The top court also asked the BCCI officials to reconsider the punishment within next three months.

However, the court rejected Sreesanth's plea that he should not be punished at all because he was acquitted in the spot-fixing case.

Reacting over Supreme Court's decision, he told NDTV, "It's a huge relief. The court has given me a huge lifeline and I am happy with the opportunity given to me."

"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.

In May 2013, Sreesanth was arrested by the Delhi Police on alleged charges of spot-fixing during an IPL match. He was playing for the Rajasthan Royals.