The Supreme Court today set aside the life ban imposed on former India fast bowler S Sreesanth for his involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case. The court also asked the Board for Control of Cricket in India to consider a fresh punishment for the former India pacer within the next three months. The court, however, rejected Sreesanth's plea that he should not be punished at all because he was acquitted in the spot-fixing case.
While the BCCI argued that the ban imposed was fully sustainable in law, Salman Khurshid, Sreesanth's lawyer, told the two-member bench - comprising of Justices Ashoka Bhushan and KM Joseph - the only fault the pacer had committed was to not disclose the wrongdoings to the board. 'Life ban given to Mohammed Azharuddin (former India captain) was overturned. Pakistan's Salim Malik got a life ban but it was overturned. Hansie Cronje was given life ban but he died in a plane crash when proceedings were not closed,' Khurshid had argued.