Cricket News – Fast bowler S. Sreesanth against the lifelong ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The Supreme Court has reserved the judgment on Thursday (February 28) on the petition filed by Sreesanth. BCCI imposed lifetime restriction on Sreesanth for being found guilty of spot-fixing in IPL-2013.
Against this, Sreesanth had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, on which Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph’s bench reserved the decision. The BCCI said in court that Sreesanth is accused of corruption, betting and dishonoring the sport.
The court has asked both Sreesanth and BCCI to give written reply within two weeks. Senior advocate Parag Tripathi, who argued in the court on behalf of the BCCI, said that the life ban for the game of corruption and betting is a lifelong ban. Tripathi, referring to BCCI’s Zero Tolerance policy on this issue, told the court that Sreesanth had never mentioned in front of the BCCI anti-corruption unit that speculators contacted him.
In the court, the BCCI said in the court that Sreesanth did not tell the inquiry committee about the source of Rs 10 lakh rupees, which has been mentioned in the conversation on the telephone. Senior advocate Salman Khurshid, who argued for Sreesanth on this, said that it is to set up the BCCI that he is related to match fixing of Rs 10 lakh.
On the telephone conversation Khurshid said that the transaction would happen when the player reduced by 14 runs in an over. Finishing his point, Khurshid told the court that a young cricketer who is no longer young, but still there is passion for cricket in it, his career will be saved from being ruined.
Earlier in the hearing, Sreesanth had said that he was guilty under pressure from the Delhi Police.