Sreesanth life ban revoked, Supreme Court asks BCCI to revisit quantum of punishment

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 11:35 IST Superme Court revoked the life ban imposed by BCCI on S Sreesanth (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe Sumpreme Court set aside Sreesanth’s life ban for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing scandalSumpreme Court told BCCI disciplinary committee to reconsider quantum of punishment within three monthsThe apex court made it clear that Sreesanth will get the opportunity of being heardIn a huge relief for S Sreesanth, the Superme Court on Friday revoked the life ban imposed on the cricketer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and asked the board to decide afresh on the point of quantum of punishment given to him within 3 months.A bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, asked the BCCI to reconsider its order of life ban imposed on Sreesanth following the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League in 2013.The apex court also said that its verdict shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court’s order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case.The bench passed this order on Sreesanth’s 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.Last month, Sreesanth 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.Relief for Sreesanth: SC revokes life ban imposed by BCCI #ITVideoMore videos: https://t.co/NounxnP7mg pic.twitter.com/vlnUgRvJBOIndia Today (@IndiaToday) March 15, 2019Referring to the transcript of the recorded telephonic conversation, which says that “I am stubborn and nothing will happen”, the former cricketer challenging the lifetime ban on him from playing cricket told the bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph that the material relied on by the BCCI to hold him guilty was not given to him.advertisementThe former cricketer, who was banned for life for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during 2013 IPL, had told the court in the last hearing on January 30 that the bookie tried to drag him into spot-fixing but he did not fall for it.As senior counsel, Salman Khurshid, appearing for Sreesanth, told the bench that the report of the preliminary inquiry was not given to him, the court said that he had the report which he got from other sources.Khurshid said that he had the report but he was not told by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which part of the report the apex cricketing body was going to rely on against him.The court was told that at no stage the BCCI had asked him what he had to say about the alleged material including the offer of Rs 10 lakh being cited against him.Questioning the material that was relied on against him, Sreesanth told the court: “I was charged with the most serious offence. I was convicted of the most serious offence but the standard of proof is that of the least serious offence.”Also Read | Slapping Sreesanth was a mistake, should never have done that: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Supreme Court asks why Sreesanth didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixingAlso Read | The rise and fall of SreesanthFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow SreesanthFollow Sreesanth banned for lifeFollow BCCIFollow S. SreesanthFollow CricketFollow Board of Control for Cricket in IndiaFollow Supreme Court of IndiaFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow Spot fixingFollow Spot fixing in IPL Sreesanth life ban revoked, Supreme Court asks BCCI to revisit quantum of punishmentThe Supreme Court asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to reconsider its order of life ban on cricketer S Sreesanth.advertisementlast_img read more

McDaniels Schakel lead SDSU to 8744 victory vs Tigers

SAN DIEGO — Jordan Schakel and Matt Mitchell scored 15 points apiece for San Diego State, which routed Jackson State 87-44 Tuesday night.The Aztecs (4-2) bounced back from their appearance at the Maui Invitational, where they were routed by then-No. 1 Duke, rallied to beat Xavier and then were routed by Iowa State.Jalen McDaniels added 14 points, Nolan Narain 11 and Devin Watson 10 for SDSU.Chris Howell and Jeremiah Bozeman scored nine points apiece for Jackson State (1-6). The Tigers had more turnovers, 23, than shots made, 15.San Diego State committed 21 turnovers.SDSU jumped out to leads of 9-0 and 16-2. Hemsley, Mitchell and Watson each made a 3-pointer for a 9-0 lead that forced the Tigers to take a timeout. McDaniels made a baseline jumper for an 11-0 lead before Jackson State made its first basket, a reverse layup by Venji Wallis.The Aztecs led 49-21 at halftime. The Tigers had only eight field goals while committing 16 turnovers.BIG PICTUREJackson State: The Tigers went 0-2 in San Diego. They lost 76-58 at San Diego on Saturday night despite leading by nine points midway through the first half.San Diego State: The Aztecs needed a laugher after a rough appearance in Maui, where they were lost by 26 points to Duke, rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat Xavier 79-74 and then lost 87-57 to Iowa State to finish sixth in the eight-team tourney.UP NEXTJackson State visits Santa Clara on Thursday night, their third stop on a four-game West Coast swing.San Diego State plays at Illinois State on Saturday as part of the Missouri Valley-Mountain West Challenge.Bernie Wilson, The Associated Press read more