The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has raised issues regarding Sreesanth’s revival from life ban. BCCI is set to appeal against the order passed by the Kerela’s high court.
After the Kerala High Court passed orders to lift the ban, the former speedster expressed his views on playing for the national squad again and emphasized that he aims at playing the 2019 World Cup.
BCCI unhappy with Kerala High Court orders:
Sreesanth had been convicted for spot-fixing a league of IPL 2013 edition. Strict actions had been taken and Sreesanth faced a life time ban on his cricket career. But soon after receiving orders from Kerala High Court, BCCI expressed their displeasure regarding this issue. One of the senior officials of BCCI said,
We don’t agree with the order. It definitely needs to be challenged and within a week the appeal would be filed in the Kerala high court. We were always clear on this case as the board is firm on its zero tolerance policy on corruption and match-fixing.
The life ban on Sreesanth was revoked by the court stating that no evidence was provided that justified allegations imposed on Sreesanth.
No materials or evidence before the disciplinary committee to conclude that Sreesanth was guilty of the violation of the anti corruption code formulated by the BCCI. THEY RELIED ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. The disciplinary committee ought to have been careful in analyzing evidence especially when the deal itself had failed to work.
The speedster slams back at BCCI:
Sreesanth just had a life line revived by the state High Court but BCCI raised issues regarding that. The 34-year-old speedster had gone through a rough phase in these years and was deeply hurt by restrictions put forth by BCCI. In response, Sreesanth slammed back at BCCI through micro blogging website.
@bcci I'm not begging ,I'm asking to give my livelihood back .its my right. U guys are not above God. I will play again..????✌????????????????
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) August 11, 2017
BCCI, being one of the prestigious board of the world is standing by its clauses to be very rigid against scandals like spot-fixing. Kerala High Court statement and BCCI’s charges are now completely contradicting each other. Well, truth cannot be hidden for a long time. Hope this issue ends quick enough and justice is served to the cricketing game.