Indian pacer S Sreesanth’s lifetime ban has been reduced to 7 years by the BCCI. India’s cricketing body’s ombudsman, Justice (retd.) DK Jain announced on Tuesday. Jain, however, had issued an order on August 7.
“I am of the view that banning 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,” Jain said in a statement.
Sreesanth has been facing a lifetime ban for an alleged spot-fixing incident during the IPL in 2013. The 36-year-old was one of the three players to have received a lifetime ban.
After investigations, Sreesanth alongside Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan were found guilty.
Furthermore, Sreesanth lifetime ban was upheld by the Kerala supreme court, after the pacer had challenged the verdict. After that, Sreesanth went to the Apex court, pleading that the high court verdict should be set aside.
Finally, on March 15, Sreesanth’s ban was left aside and the Supreme court asked BCCI to reconsider his plea within three months.