HC Restores Life Ban On Sreesanth

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday restored life ban imposed on cricketer S. Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The order came on an appeal filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India CEO against a single-judge verdict revoking the life ban imposed on the cricketer in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal. The appeal was filed by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Navniti Prasad Singh ruled that the court could not conduct a judicial review of the life ban imposed by the BCCI, and hence upheld the appeal.

The court heard the appeal petition over the past two days and delivered its verdict that, for the time being, ends Sreesanth’s hopes of playing not just for the Kerala Ranji side in its upcoming matches but also taking part in practice sessions at any place that comes under the aegis of the BCCI or any State cricket association. The single-judge Bench of the High Court had, on August 7, quashed the BCCI decision to impose a life ban on the cricketer in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

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