BCCI files appeal against lifting of ban on Sreesanth

A single judge's (of the Kerala High Court) verdict had quashed BCCI's decision to impose life ban on Sreesanth.

S. Sreesanth got a life ban in September 2013 for his involvement in spot-fixing in IPL 2013.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has filed an appeal before a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court against a single judge's verdict quashing the Board’s decision to impose life ban on cricketer S. Sreesanth in the wake of the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.

The single judge had passed the judgement while allowing a writ filed by Sreesanth challenging the BCCI disciplinary committee’s decision. The cricketer pointed out that despite a Delhi Sessions court verdict discharging him from a crime registered in connection with the spot-fixing in 2015 under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), the BCCI refused to lift the ban.

Allowing the petition, the single bench had observed that there was “no material or evidence before the disciplinary committee to conclude” that Sreesanth was guilty of violation of the anti-corruption code formulated by the BCCI”.

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