Supreme Court serves notice to BCCI after S Sreesanth’s plea
As fast bowler from Kerala S Sreesanth has been fighting to witness the life ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be lifted as soon as possible, the Supreme Court of India on Monday (February 5) has served a show cause notice to the Board regarding the bowler’s plea.
Pertinently, since 2013 edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the impressive pacemen has been out of the action following the suspension after the spot-fixing scandal during the sixth edition turned out to be a bolt for the cricket in India in particular.
The apex body has given four weeks to the Board which is been supervised by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) which is subsequently bound to provide the status report to the judiciary while taking the Justice Lodha reforms into consideration.
Earlier, the 34-year-old Sreesanth alongside his lawyer has knocked the door of the Supreme Court, in a bid to get the ban overturned while challenging the world’s richest body owing to the legal procedure.
The petition was filed before the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra after Kerala court decided to revoke the ban in October, 2017.
The restoring of the life ban came after the division bench of the court has quashed the single judge’s order which has termed the ban null and void.
With BCCI has 28 days to respond it would be further interesting to see when the apex body was scheduled to hear the case on February 5.
Moreover, Sreesanth has also lost his patience in between which further saw him breaking down before the media while remarking he wants to live with dignity
However, former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin believes Sreesanth should not lose the faith in the setup.
Interestingly, after Patiala House Court withdraw the case which further saw as many as 36 players were accused included Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in particular, but BCCI maintained on its verdict owing to the zero-tolerance policy.
Earlier, BCCI made it clear by stating the bowler was charged on the basis of proof after the decision was made in bowler’s favour on August 7 in 2007.
Concluding, Sreesanth also wants to see the names being revealed who according to him was involved in the domestic T20 premier league.
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Tahir Ibn Manzoor