Cricket

S Sreesanth approaches Kerala High Court as BCCI drags feet on granting NOC despite lifting of life ban

  • IANS
  • August 18th, 2017
  • 20:04:26 IST

Kochi: Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth, who on 7 August got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) still has not acted in the matter.

File photo of S Sreesanth. AFP

File photo of S Sreesanth. AFP

Sreesanth in his petition asked for the immediate intervention of the court saying that he wished to travel to play in the Scotland League and the BCCI, despite the court lifting the ban, has not given him an NOC to be submitted to the Scot cricket authorities.

He said the Scotland League has reached its last leg and any more delay could be detrimental to him.

The court will take up his petition on Monday.

Since his arrest in 2013, Sreesanth had his first outing on 15 August when he led a local team in an exhibition match on a cricket pitch in Kochi.

The 34-year-old pacer, along with two other players, was exonerated in 2015 by a Delhi court in the case registered by Delhi Police which invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), but the BCCI disciplinary committee headed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley slapped a life ban on Sreesanth.

Following this, he approached the Kerala High Court, which on 7 August lifted the life ban.

Even though the Kerala High Court has lifted the ban, the BCCI has decided to appeal against the single bench verdict.

Sreesanth played 27 Tests taking 87 wickets, and picked up 75 scalps from 53 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and seven wickets from 10 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

Updated Date: August 18, 2017 20:04:26 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Shikhar Dhawan to lead India for Sri Lanka tour in July; six uncapped players named in side
First Cricket News

Shikhar Dhawan to lead India for Sri Lanka tour in July; six uncapped players named in side

India are scheduled to clash with Sri Lanka in three ODIs and as many T20 matches on the tour, which will begin on 13 July and conclude on 25 July.

Enrica Lexie case: SC orders closure of criminal proceedings against two Italian marines; all you need to know
India

Enrica Lexie case: SC orders closure of criminal proceedings against two Italian marines; all you need to know

On 15 February 2021, two Indian fishermen were shot dead by Italian marines sergeants Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre

Kerala HC grants interim protection to Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana in sedition case
Entertainment

Kerala HC grants interim protection to Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana in sedition case

The Kerala High Court said that if Aisha Sultana is arrested, the filmmaker will be released on interim anticipatory bail for one week.