S Sreesanth moves to Supreme Court against BCCI's decision

Sreesanth was handed life ban by BCCI in 2015.

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Former Indian fast bowler –S Sreesanth has appealed to the Supreme Court against the life ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

According to a report in CNN-News18, Sreesanth's lawyer has confirmed on Wednesday that he had talked about his appeal to the Chief Justice of India, who has agreed to hear the case on February 5.

Earlier in October last year, Sreesanth challenged the Kerala High Court's judgment, wherein the 34-year-old was ordered to stay away from all cricketing activity conducted by the BCCI.

In his petition, Sreesanth said that the Single Judge Bench of the High Court had rightly decided the case on merit and withdrawn the ban in August, but the Division Bench had subsequently erred and said that it could not be a possible review of the BCCI's decision over his ban.

He went to further added in his plea that as a sportsman he has the fundamental right to live with dignity and reputation and according to which, there are certain possibilities of BCCI’s decision’s judicial review. In 2015, Sreesanth was handed life ban by the Indian Cricket Board for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal during the 2013 Indian Premier League while being a part of the Rajasthan Royals.

He is also expected to ask the Supreme Court to reveal all the 13 names which accused by the Mukul Mudgal committee for corruption, whose names yet to be disclosed by the top court.



By Rashmi Nanda - 01 Feb, 2018

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