We will take a decision after the BCCI legal team studies the court order: CK Khanna
The BCCI will take a call whether or not to reinstate those who were part of the IPL match-fixing scandal.
Updated - Feb 6, 2018 11:51 am
The 6th edition of the Indian Premier League was rocked by betting and spot-fixing scandal. One of India‘s premier fast bowler S Sreesanth’s was arrested by the Delhi police along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals top officials were found guilty and both the sides were slapped a 2-year ban.
Sreesanth though didn’t accept the charges and was kept saying that he was framed in the case and said that he would never involve himself in things like these. However, the BCCI had slapped a life-ban on Kerala-born player for his involvement in the spot-fixing while representing Rajasthan Royals.
Sreesanth had appealed to the Supreme Court of the country challenging the Kerala High Court’s order where he was asked not get involve in any cricketing activity which was to be done by the BCCi. After going through the appeal of the fast-bowler, Supreme Court had asked the BCCI to submit their response in next 4-weeks time.
CK Khanna submits the Court order to the BCCI
While speaking to Asian News International (ANI), BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna said that the legal team of the BCCI will study the order of the court and then they will decide what they need to do going forward.
Sreesanth had made his debut for India in ODIs in 2005 and went on to represent India in colored clothing in 53 games where he picked up 87 wickets. He also represented India in the Test cricket and played 27 Tests where he picked up 75 wickets to his name. He was an important member of the Indian side in the 2007 World T20. He had picked up two important wickets in the semifinals against Australia. He had removed both the Aussie openers by shattering their stumps.
He was known for his antics as well. His wild celebrations after taking a wicket made sure the pacer was always in the news. His famous dance after hitting the six during Andre Nel’s over was discussed a lot among the fans.
However, his involvement in the fixing saga meant that the exciting career was cut short and now 34-year-old would never get any chance to play the game at the top level.