BCCI refuses to revoke ban on cricketers
All the 36 accused persons including Sreesanth, Chavan and Ajit Chandila were discharged in the Indian Premier League-6 spot fixing case by Patiala House Court in New Delhi last week but the Indian board had refused to lift their ongoing ban.
The Kerala Cricket Association, state board of cricket of the south Indian state of Kerala, had made a plea to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allowing Sreesanth to play again but Thakur said there will be no rethink on the life ban of the two cricketers.
“The earlier decision of BCCI’s <g data-gr-id="18">disclipinary</g> <g data-gr-id="19">commitee</g> ban on this case will stay on,” Thakur told reporters.
“Disciplinary proceedings are different, criminal proceedings are different. The action taken in the past were based on the disciplinary action for the indiscipline of these players, reports <g data-gr-id="21">submmitted</g> by <g data-gr-id="22"><g data-gr-id="31">the the</g></g> anti-corruption unit. So the same decision of ban will continue on these players,” he added.
All the three accused cricketers had to spend time in jail during the course of <g data-gr-id="28">investigation</g>. Of the three, Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the BCCI after the scandal shook the <g data-gr-id="26">IPL,</g> while Chandila’s hearing is still on.