BCCI Ombudsman has decided to reduce the life ban of former India paceman S. Sreesanth to seven years for alleged spot-fixing in IPL games.
Passing the order BCCI Ombudsman, Justice (Retd.) DK Jain, said on Tuesday that Sreeshanth will be eligible to play professional cricet from September 2020.
Jain said in his order that ban will be for seven years from September 13, 2013, the date on which the ban was imposed by BCCI Disciplinary Committee. The 37-year-old player can play professional cricket, associate with the sport as a coach or mentor or TV commentator/expert in the future.
The order will now be put in front of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) in the next meeting, who are expected to give the go-ahead to BCCI to lift Sreesanth’s ban.
The BCCI banned Sreesanth for life in September 2013, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the IPL that year.
But on March 15 this year, the Supreme Court set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee's order.