2013 IPL spot fixing: BCCI Ombudsman to reconsider Sreesanth punishment in 3 months

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman Justice D K Jain will have to decide on the fresh quantum of punishment for India cricketer S Sreesanth in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case, the Supreme Court announced on Friday.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph said this while hearing an application filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).BCCI has said that since its disciplinary committee, which had earlier dealt with Sreesanth’s matter is no longer operational, the matter be referred to the ombudsman appointed by the apex court.On March 15, the top court had set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the matter.The court had then said that the disciplinary committee may reconsider within three months the quantum of punishment to be given to Sreesanth.The Apex Court had revoked the life ban on Sreesanth in February. BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain now has three months to come up with a new punishment for Sreesanth.Sreesanth had filed a plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI.In January, Sreesanth had told the Supreme Court that he had “stubbornly” refused to be involved in match-fixing during 2013 IPL and referred to the transcript of the recorded conversation to back his assertion.The fast bowler, who was banned for life for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during 2013 IPL, had told the court in the January hearing that the bookie tried to drag him into spot-fixing but he did not fall for it.advertisementAlso Read | Thank god I didn’t announce my retirement: Sreesanth after SC revokes his life banAlso Read | SC order on Sreesanth will come up for serious deliberation at next COA meet: Vinod RaiAlso Read | Supreme Court asks why Sreesanth didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixinglast_img