Kerala High Court restores BCCI’s life ban on Sreesanth

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Kerala High Court on Tuesday restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Indian cricket board.

Earlier, in a relief to the cricketer, the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The BCCI had appealed the verdict.

On Tuesday, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan held that the scrutiny of disciplinary proceedings could only be on limited grounds under writ jurisdiction. The writ court cannot examine the merits of the decision, and can only examine if the decision making process had been fair and proper, reported Live Law.

All the 36 accused, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were let off in the spot-fixing case by a Patiala House court in July 2015.

The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.

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