Sreesanth was banned from all forms of cricket by the BCCI. The apex court, in its ruling, further said that the 35-year-old cricketer should be given an opportunity to be heard by BCCI's disciplinary committee on the quantum of the punishment. The issue of Sreesanth's ban might be discussed on the sidelines of the meeting as well.
Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth from his friend's house while Chandila and Chavan had been picked up from the team hotel as the three were plying their trade for Rajasthan Royals in the T20 league.
The BCCI action followed the arrest of Sreesanth and the others by Delhi Police for alleged promises made to bookmakers during the 2013 IPL.
The apex court also said that its verdict will have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the former cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police have challenged a trial court's order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case.
The Supreme Court made it clear its order will not impact the criminal proceedings now pending against Sreesanth in the Delhi High Court. The court passes the verdict while allowing a writ filed by Sreesanth challenging the BCCI disciplinary committee's decision.
"This is a Supreme Court order and obviously a call needs to be taken". He was responding to media after Supreme Court cancelled his life ban in the spot fixing case and asked BCCI to reconsider the punishment on Friday.More news: Android Q Beta First Look!
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"It is a huge relief for me that the life ban is lifted".
August 27, 2018: The Supreme Court decides to hear Sreesanth's appeal after eight weeks.
Sreesanth's lawyer had countered the arguments and had told the court that no spot-fixing took place during the IPL match and allegations levelled against the cricketer were not substantiated by evidence.
The court said that harsh punishment of life ban should not be imposed in all cases.
Feb 28, 2019: The bench of Justices Bhushan and K M Joseph reserves its judgment on Sreesanth's plea.