The Supreme Court lifts life ban on cricketer Sreesanth

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The Supreme Court Verdict Sreesanth says’s ” If Leander Paes Can Win Grand Slam At 42, I Can Still Play”

NEW DELHI:MNN:The Supreme Court Verdict on Friday cancelled life ban on India cricketer S. Sreesanth and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to reconsider his punishment.

Sreesanth was arrested by Delhi Police along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on charges of spot-fixing during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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In a relief for the pace bowler, the apex court set aside the life ban imposed on him as a bench headed by Ashok Bhushan asked the BCCI to consider the quantum of punishment on Sreesanth.

The Supreme Court though maintained that he is guilty of betting/match-fixing

Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth from his friend’s house while Chandila and Chavan had been picked up from the team hotel as the three were plying their trade for Rajasthan Royals in the T20 league.

Sreesanth, along with Mumbai spinner Ankit Chavan and Haryana’s Ajit Chandila,

were suspended for life by a BCCI disciplinary committee in 2013, a decision that the player had challenged in court.

Speaking to PTI after a favourable verdict by the apex court on Friday,

a relieved Sreesanth said: “I don’t know what life has in store for me after all these years.

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Its six years and I haven’t played cricket, which was my life.

S Sreesanth was allegedly involved in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.

Sreesanth looked at his optimistic best after the Supreme Court relieved him from the life ban imposed by the Board of Control For Cricket in India for his alleged involvement in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.

The 36-year-old pacer, in an interview to PTI, compared himself Indian tennis ace Leander Paes saying,

“If Leander Paes can win Grand Slams at 42, I can at least play some cricket at 36.”

(With PTI inputs)

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