The lifetime ban on former Indian pace bowler S.Sreesanth has been restored by Kerala High Court on Tuesday. High Court accepted the petition filed by Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI). According to the decision, he cannot participate in any of the tournaments conducted by BCCI.
It was barely two months ago Sreesanth and other players involved in spot fixing were acquitted from all charges.
Sreesanth and other players were accused of spot fixing in the sixth season of IPL. Back in 2015, a court in Delhi also acquitted Sreesanth of all charges, but the BCCI imposed a life-long ban on him. In August this year, he filed a petition against the BCCI petition and the High Court provided a big relief to the pacer when it lifted the life ban imposed in 2013.
But BCCI approached Kerala High Court single bench to restore the life term ban acquitted from him in the lights of 2013 spot fixing.
Sreesanth responded to the news as the “worst division ever”. He took it to twitter to show his anger against the ruling.
This is the worst decision ever..special rule for me?what about real culprits?What about chennai super kings ? And what about Rajasthan ?
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) October 17, 2017
Chennai Super Kings, owned by former BCCI chief N. Srinivasan and Rajasthan Royals, former IPL champions, will be back in IPL 2018. Both teams were banned by a Supreme Court panel for two years after their team owners were caught for betting on IPL matches.
Sreesanth’s last IPL match was in 2013 against Kings XI Punjab and since then he has been out of action.