Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday filed a fresh appeal in Kerala High Court against the lifting of a lifetime ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth. In its plea, BCCI said that HC’s decision was contrary to the existing norms, ANI reported. Earlier, in a relief to cricketer S Sreesanth, the Kerala High Court lifted the BCCI life ban imposed on the cricketer in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Ruling in Sreesanth’s favour, the court had said that there was no incriminating evidence to pinpoint his involvement in match-fixing, PTI reports. In his order, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). “It is to be noted that there are no incriminating evidence to pinpoint Sreesanth’s involvement in sport fixing deal,” the judge was quoted as saying by PTI.
34-year-old pacer Sreesanth had said he was “grateful to God.” The cricketer had even said he has started preparations for playing the game and his aim was to find a place in the Kerala cricket team. While on the other hand, Kerala Cricket Association said it would take a “positive” decision on Sreesanth’s bid to play in state cricket.
Later, Sreesanth had to move to Kerala High Court once again as he needed a no objection certificate (NOC) BCCI to participate in Premier league matches of Glenrothes Cricket Club in Scotland. Writing a letter to the club on August 10, the cricketer said that he had sent a communication to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to issue NOC with immediate effect to enable him to play for the club.