S Sreesanth approaches Kerala High Court regarding the NOC

S Sreesanth approaches Kerala High Court regarding the NOC

The BCCI Disciplinary Committee headed by present Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had slapped a life ban on Sreesanth.

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Shanthakumaran Sreesanth. (Photo by Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Shantakumaran Sreesanth has turned to the Kerala High Court in pursuit of getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). After he was allegedly involved in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) back in 2013, the fast bowler was banned for life and since then he has been trying hard to convince the board that he’s innocent.

The Kerala High Court did lift the ban imposed on him but  BCCI is still not willing to grant him the NOC. Sreesanth off late has been trying to play cricket in Scotland, but he can’t do so until he gets an NOC from the BCCI. He requested the court to intervene immediately so that an action can be taken in this issue and BCCI can grant his request.

High Court to listen to the Sreeshanth’s petition on Monday

The High Court will be negotiating Sreesanth’s request this Monday, i.e, 21st August. The 35-year-old is desperate to be back on the field for various reasons. He intends to shut the mouths of critics and make a strong comeback, but that seems highly unlikely as of now.

Currently, the Scotland League is about to come to enter its final leg and all he can do as of now is hope. If there’s anymore delay in this prospect, the Kerala man will have to wait for longer to roll his arm over. Post the imposition of the lifetime ban in 2013, he managed to play just one exhibition game in Kerala.

Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were accused of spot-fixing during their tenure for the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. This sent tremors across the country as the fans started questioning the legitimacy of the game and the government of India (UPA were in power back then) too had to act on the issue.

The BCCI Disciplinary Committee headed by present Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had slapped a life ban on Sreesanth. It will be interesting to see what turns out on Monday as he now combats a now or never situation, with the Court being the source of help available.