Life ban on Sreesanth: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea on February 5
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on February 5 an appeal filed by cricketer S Sreesanth against a Kerala High Court verdict that restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot- fixing scandal.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed that the case be listed for hearing before an appropriate bench according to the roster after the matter was mentioned before it.
A division bench of the high court had restored the ban on a petition filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) against a single-judge bench’s order, lifting the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer.
The single-judge bench had on August 7 last year lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI and also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the board.