Sreesanth files plea in High Court for BCCI nod to play in Scotland

Tainted Indian cricketer S Sreesanth, on Wednesday, filed a petition in the Kerala High Court seeking its direction to the BCCI to allow him to play for a Scottish club in April.

In his petition, Sreesanth, challenging the life ban imposed on him by the disciplinary committee of the BCCI, said even the trial court which heard the match-fixing case has observed that "no prima facie case in any offence including Section 3 of MCOCA is made out against the accused persons and they are entitled to be discharged."

File image of cricketer S. Sreesanth. PTI

File image of cricketer S. Sreesanth. PTI

All the 36 accused, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were discharged in the IPL-6 spot fixing case by Patiala House Court in July 2015.

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

In his petition, Sreesanth argued that the BCCI panel which inquired the matter had made its reports against him based on the information provided by the Delhi Police.

He alleged that "the entire prosecution case framed out by the Delhi Police Special Cell" against him was based on a "cooked-up story created according to their aspirations and imaginations..."

Sreesanth said he was invited by the Glenrothes Cricket Club, Fife Scotland for representing Gelnroth Team (Premier League in Scotland) to be held in the first week of April.

In response to this invitation, he expressed his willingness to participate in the match provided he got the NOC from the Board, Sreesanth said.


Published Date: Mar 01, 2017 08:46 pm | Updated Date: Mar 01, 2017 08:46 pm