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I trust BCCI, will be back to cricket soon, says Sreesanth

I trust BCCI, will be back to cricket soon, says Sreesanth

Sreesanth has argued that the life ban was unfair accusing the Delhi Police to resort to torture to get his confessions in the spot fixing scandal. Sreesanth will get the opportunity of being heard by the committee on the quantum of the punishment, the court said.

The BCCI action followed the arrest of Sreesanth and the others by Delhi Police for alleged promises made to bookmakers during the 2013 IPL.

BCCI acting president C K Khanna made it clear that it will be completely CoA's call as the onus is on it to implement the apex court's order. The top court directed the cricket administrative body to reconsider the quantum of punishment to be given to the banned cricketer within three months. In its judgment, the court points out that the BCCI has refused to lift the ban despite a Delhi sessions court verdict discharging Sreesanth from a crime registered in connection with the spot-fixing in 2015. "It is not just about playing for the country, but it is about getting the respect back", he tells PTI.

"This is a Supreme Court order and obviously a call needs to be taken". However, on appeal, a division bench of the High Court had restored the BCCI ban, leading to the current appeal in Supreme Court. The issue of Sreesanth's ban might be discussed on the sidelines of the meeting as well.

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August 27, 2018: The Supreme Court decides to hear Sreesanth's appeal after eight weeks. "The punishment period has already been completed as I have been banned for nearly six years", said Sreesanth.

Speaking to media after the release to the decision in his favour, Sreesanth said, "I don't know what life has in store for me after all these years". On September 13, 2013, BCCI was found Sreesanth guilty on all the three counts - corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the game - and imposed the lifetime ban on him.

Jan 30, 2019: The Supreme Court questions Sreesanth about why he didn't inform the BCCI that he was being approached for alleged spot-fixing in 2013.