Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday restored the life ban imposed on Indian cricketer S Sreesanth in the IPL spot-fixing case, just months after having lifted the ban on the former cricketer.
Back in 2015, the BCCI had imposed a life ban on ex-Rajasthan Royals player Sreesanth in connection with the IPL spot-fixing controversy, during a match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
The BCCI had earlier in April this year rejected Sreesanth's plea for a review of his life ban, saying it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption.
The country's cricket board had also informed the Kerala High Court that a criminal court exonerating Sreesanth of spot-fixing charges was not enough to lift the lifetime ban on him.
After Sreesanth approached the Kerala High Court in March this year with a petition seeking the lifting of his ban, the court asked him to file a review plea before the BCCI.
The BCCI, though, remained adamant and had earlier refused to grant Sreesanth a 'no objection certificate' for playing in Scotland which led him to launch a scathing attack on the board.