S Sreesanth says he is 'grateful to God' after Kerala High Court asks BCCI to lift spot-fixing ban

PTI, Aug, 07 2017

Kochi: Cricketer S Sreesanth on Monday said he is "grateful to God" after the Kerala High Court ordered BCCI to lift the life ban imposed on him by the Indian cricket board in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

File photo of S Sreesanth. AFP

File photo of S Sreesanth. AFP

Sreesanth said he has started preparations for playing the game and his aim was to find a place in the Kerala cricket team.

The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) said it would take a positive decision on Sreesanth's bid to play in state cricket tournaments.

In his order, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"It is to be noted that there are no incriminating evidence to pinpoint Sreesanth's involvement in spot fixing deal," the judge said.

All the 36 accused, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were let off in the spot-fixing case by a Patiala House court in July 2015.

The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.

Published Date: Aug 07, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 07, 2017

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