Banned cricketer S Sreesanth who got ousted from the Indian cricket team after being allegedly found involved in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot fixing charges got a reprieve on Friday from the Supreme Court.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had handed a life ban for the IPL team Rajasthan Royals fast bowler. However, the apex court bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice KM Joseph ruled in favour over a petition filed by Sreesanth.
The Supreme Court has ordered the BCCI to reconsider the ban on the ousted cricketer within a 3-month time period.
The top court has given a lifeline to the banned cricketer to present his case before the BCCI disciplinary committee.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court bench has ruled its verdict will have no effect on the criminal proceedings already charged on the cricketer.
Reports reveal, the Delhi police have challenged the accused cricketer’s acquittal in the IPL 2013 spot fixing scandal case.
Earlier in 2017, a Kerela HC division bench had put back the life ban on S Sreesanth after a BCCI’s petition.