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Life ban on Sreesanth: SC issues notice to BCCI

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Life ban on Sreesanth: SC issues notice to BCCI The former India pacer had approached the Supreme Court in a last-ditch effort to lift the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI following allegations of spot-fixing during an IPL match in 2013.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on former India cricketer S Sreesanth's plea, seeking to revoke the life ban imposed on him.

The apex court has asked the BCCI to file the reply within four weeks.

The former India pacer from Kerala had approached the Supreme Court in a last-ditch effort to lift the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI following allegations of spot-fixing during an IPL match in 2013.

A division bench of the Kerala High Court had restored the ban on a petition filed by the BCCI against a single-judge bench's order, lifting the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer.

The bench had said there was no violation of natural justice against the cricketer and quashed the single bench order in Sreesanth's favour.

In its appeal, the BCCI had said the decision to ban the cricketer was taken based on the evidence against him.

The single-judge bench had on August 7, 2017, lifted the ban and also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the board.

All the 36 accused in the spot-fixing case, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were let off by a Patiala House court in July, 2015. The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.

(With inputs from PTI)

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