India’s Supreme Court on Friday set aside the life ban imposed on S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
The former fast-bowler had been banned for his involvement in spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League 2013.
The country’s apex court has asked the BCCI’s disciplinary committee to decide the quantum of punishment for Seesanth within three months from today.
The court hasn’t found the 36-year-old to be innocent, but wants the BCCI to alter the quantum of punishment.
The court also said that its verdict shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the former cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court’s order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case.
The bench passed this order on Sreesanth’s plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI.