BCCI files appeal against Kerala HC's decision of lifting life ban on Sreesanth

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 21:24 IST

Kerala [India], September 18 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI">BCCI) on Monday filed an appeal against the Kerala High Court against lifting lifetime ban imposed on tainted pacer S. Sreesanth.

While filing the appeal, the BCCI">BCCI said that that the High Court's decision was contrary to the existing norms.

In August, the Kerala High Court lifted the lifetime-ban imposed on Sreesanth by the BCCI">BCCI in connection with the spot-fixing case.

Sreesanth was one of those charged for spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013. In September 2013, the disciplinary committee of the BCCI">BCCI gave him a life ban from the sport, effectively ending his career.

However, a Delhi Sessions court in 2015 had exonerated him in the spot-fixing case registered by the Delhi Police, which invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA).

The BCCI">BCCI had earlier in April this year rejected Sreesanth's plea for a review of his life ban, saying it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption.

The country's cricket board had also informed the Kerala High Court that a criminal court exonerating Sreesanth of spot-fixing charges was not enough to lift the lifetime ban on him.

After Sreesanth approached the Kerala High Court in March this year with a petition seeking the lifting of his ban, the court had asked him to file a review plea before the BCCI">BCCI.

The BCCI">BCCI, though, remained adamant and had earlier refused to grant Sreesanth a 'no objection certificate' for playing in Scotland which led him to launch a scathing attack on the board. (ANI)