Sreesanth’s Life-Ban Reduces to 7 Years
BCCI Ombudsman Dk Jain passed an order to reduce life ban on Indian cricketer S.Sreesanth to 7 years. He will be eligible for selection in the Indian cricket team from 13th September 2020. BCCI has banned Sreesanth for lifetime as he found guilty in spot fixing, ban was imposed on September 2013. He & his Rajasthan Royal teammates Ajit Chandila & Ankit Chavan was banned for Indulging in alleged and illegal sport fixing in the IPL that year. He has found guilty after the investigation & BCCI board had imposed life ban on the cricketer.
But on march 15th this year, The Supreme court set aside the decision of life ban for Sreesanth by the BCCI disciplinary committee for alleged role in IPL Spot fixing scandal & asked to the board Ombudsman to reconsider within three months. DK Jain also considers that Sreesanth co-operated with the inquiry and observes that BCCI could not contest Sreesanth’s plea that the alleged offenses did not extensively damage the IPL commercial value.
Ombudsman Verdict on Sreesanth’s Life-Ban
The Ombudsman also say in order that he observe that BCCI has nothing on record to prove that the former Indian fast bowler conduct was erratic behavior on & off the field with players. Sreesanth was regularly participating in the national and international matches.
Justice DK Jain says in order to Sreesanth’s Life-Ban Reduces to 7 Years
“Weighing in on the punishment, the order considers that Sreesanth’s best years in cricket are past him. Even otherwise, for Mr. Sreesanth, who is now in his late thirties, his prime years as a Cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over? Bearing in mind, all these factors, I am of the view that banning Mr. Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial Cricket or from associating with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of seven years with effect from 13.09.2013, i.e. the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice. It is ordered accordingly”.
BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain mention his order that there will have no effect on the criminal court preceding pending against the cricketer in Delhi High court where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court’s order clearing all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case in 2013.
Want to Finish Career with 100 Test Wickets
After the verdict of BCCI Ombudsman on Sreesanth, He said that I am happy with decision by BCCI ombudsman. My aim is to make a comeback in the Indian cricket team & pick at least 100 wickets before ending his career. Sreesanth told the media that he is a confident to return in the Indian test team & wanted to play under Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli.
So, I think that Sreesanth get big relief for reducing the life ban for 7 years. He is eligible for selection in the Indian cricket from 13th September 2020. He can take 100 test wickets in his career by playing for Indian cricket team.
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