DK Jain (BCCI Ombudsman) has ordered to reduce the ban of S Sreesanth to seven years, which means Sreesanth will be eligible to play from September 2020.
DK Jain’s order has come months after the Supreme Court has set aside the life ban case in march this year. And requested BCCI to order a fresh punishment for the Former Indian pacer.
“I am of the view that banning Mr. Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial Cricket or from associating with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of seven years with effect from 13.09.2013, i.e. the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice,” – DK Jain.
“I am so relieved and happy. All these years I have been trying to prove my innocence and the efforts have finally bore fruit. It’s God’s grace that I have finally managed to come out of this and hopefully, I can be active in cricket again,” – Sreesanth expressed his feeling after the order.
In March, BCCI had argued about the ban which is imposed on him was “fully sustainable in law”, Salman Khurshid (Sreesanth’s Lawyer) told to the two-member bench- Justices Ashoka Bhushan and KM Joseph.
And the only fault the pacer had committed was to not disclose the wrongdoings to the board.