New Delhi: The Board of Cricket Control (BCCI) in India has ‘summarily rejected’ tainted cricketer S Sreesanth’s plea for a review of his life ban. The BCCI, in a letter to Sreesanth, said that it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption.
The letter was sent by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri after the cricketer wrote to the COA appealing for revocation of his ban in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.
“The BCCI has informed him that his life ban stays and he won’t be allowed to play any form of competitive cricket. He had also appealed in a local court in Kerala and our legal counsel will be replying,” a senior BCCI official said on Tuesday.
“The BCCI has always maintained zero tolerance towards corrupt practices. No court has exonerated Sreesanth of fixing charges. It was charges of his links with Underworld that were dismissed by the lower court,” the source said.
It was made clear that Sreesanth, who intended to play club cricket in UK, won’t be allowed and the BCCI has now shut the case.