Sreesanth claims innocence in spot-fixing case, SC asks BCCI CoA to respond
With the ball now in the CoA’s court, Sreesanth and his fans could feel encouraged about something imminent.
Updated - Jan 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Former India cricketer S Sreesanth has remained in the headlines despite not playing the game for almost six years now and it seems that things could move in his favour. The Kerala pacer was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in connection with spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013 and although the judiciary has spoken on the matter, the board has remained stubborn against Sreesanth.
Just days ahead of turning 37, the cricketer has also taken up the matter in the Supreme Court of India to prove his innocence. Now the apex court has asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that runs the BCCI to reply to the documents that Sreesanth has submitted in the spot-fixing case reports suggest.
BCCI has remained adamant on Sreesanth issue
With the ball now in the CoA’s court, Sreesanth and his fans could feel encouraged about something imminent. It would be interesting to see how the board now reacts since it has always been non-compromising over Sreesanth’s return to the game. The BCCI has often stressed in the past that it is following a zero-tolerance policy to matters of ethics even though a number of courts in India have spoken in favour of the banned cricketer.
The board has even objected to Sreesanth playing for club cricket in the UK. It seems His fate will be now be decided by the Supreme Court.
Sreesanth, who played for India between 2005 and 2011, was part of two World Cup-winning squads led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2007 (World Twenty20 in South Africa) and 2011 (ICC World Cup in India). He played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is picking 169 wickets in all. He was the one who took the catch of Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq in the final to help India lift the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa.
Sreesanth later tried his hands in politics and television. Recently, he acted in a film produced by his friend Pooja Bhatt and also finished runners-up in the latest edition of Bigg Boss, a popular reality TV show.