Sreesanth approaches Kerala HC for BCCI to revoke his life ban
Sreesanth filed a petition in the High Court and pointed out that a sessions court in Delhi had discharged all the accused, including him, in the case on July 25, 2015.
India's fast bowler S Sreesanth has approached the Kerala High Court seeking a directive to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to lift the life ban imposed on him after the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
On Wednesday, Sreesanth filed a petition in the High Court and pointed out that a sessions court in Delhi had discharged all the accused, including him, in the case on July 25, 2015.
He also claimed that he had asked the BCCI to revoke the ban after the sessions court verdict and after it refused to budge, he had sent a legal notice to the board on February 16, 2017. However, BCCI didn't respond to it too.
Sreesanth said that he was invited by Scotland’s Glenroth Club for playing premier league there from the first week of April this year, for which the NOC (no-objection certificate) from the BCCI was mandatory. Despite making special request to BCCI for the NOC on February 11, the BCCI had no response.
Sreesanth mentioned that he needed the NOC before March 2 to join the Scottish club and start preparing for the league.Hence, he has pleaded with the High Court to direct the BCCI to issue the NOC for playing in Scotland.