KOCHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday approached the Kerala High Court challenging the single judge verdict quashing its decision to impose a life ban on cricketer S Sreesanth in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
The single judge had passed the judgment while allowing a petition filed by Sreesanth challenging BCCI disciplinary committee’s decision.
The cricketer had submitted despite the Delhi Sessions Court discharging him in the case registered under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), the BCCI refused to lift the ban.
BCCI said its working committee had discussed the Patiala House Court order. However, considering the violation of the terms set by BCCI, it decided not to lift the ban.
This decision was taken on the basis of the Cricket Board’s zero-tolerance policy on match-fixing and corruption in cricket.