Supreme Court says BCCI Ombudsman to reconsider quantum of punishment for Sreesanth within 3 months

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 05, 2019, 01:33 PM(IST)

S Sreesanth. Photograph:( ANI )

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On March 15, the top court had set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee's order imposing a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the matter. 

The Supreme Court said that BCCI Ombudsman Justice (retd) DK Jain will reconsider within three months the issue of quantum of punishment to be given to former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph said this while hearing an application filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 

Sreesanth has been accused of his alleged involvement in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal. 

BCCI has said that since its disciplinary committee, which had earlier dealt with Sreesanth's matter is no longer operational, the matter be referred to the ombudsman appointed by the apex court. 

Earlier, the apex court observed that the conduct of Sreesanth, facing a life ban, in the entire episode was "not good".

On March 15, the top court had set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee's order imposing a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the matter. 

As many as 36 accused in the spot-fixing case, including Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila, were discharged by a trial court here in July 2015. The BCCI had, however, refused to alter its disciplinary decision of life ban on Sreesanth even after the trial court's verdict.

A single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on Sreesanth by the BCCI and had set aside all proceedings against him initiated by the board.

Later, a division bench of the high court had restored the ban on a petition filed by the BCCI against the single-judge bench's order. 

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