Division Bench of Kerala HC comprising of Chief Justice Navniti Prasad Singh expounded that Court could not conduct a judicial review of life ban imposed by the BCCI, and hence upheld the appeal.
On Tuesday, Kerala HC restored the life ban imposed on the Cricketer S. Sreesanth by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
High Court’s decision came on the appeal filed by the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri against a single-judge verdict revoking life ban imposed on cricketer in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
HC heard the appeal petition over past two days and delivered its verdict that, which for time being, ends Sreesanth’s hopes of playing not just for Kerala Ranji side in its upcoming matches but also taking part in the practice sessions at any place that comes under the aegis of BCCI or any State cricket Association.
Single-judge Bench of Kerala HC had, on August 7,2017 quashed BCCI decision to impose the life ban on the cricketer in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
The only option before Mr. Sreesanth is to approach Supreme Court in Appeal and which according to the sources he is likely to go.
In 2015, Sreesanth along with the two other players got exonerated by the Delhi Court in case registered by the Delhi Police which had invoked Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), but BCCI Disciplinary Committee headed by present Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had slapped a life ban on Sreesanth.