Sreesanth was, however, acquitted in the case in July 2015.The cricketer who has been fighting for justice since his acquittal but BCCI continued to hold out and didn’t lift the life ban imposed on him.Sreesanth, 30, had been arrested and charged with spot-fixing along with other Rajasthan Royals players in May but only he and Ankeet Chavan, a spinning all-rounder, have so far been banned for life.Ajit Chandila, a third Royals player, is still awaiting his hearing while Siddarth Trivedi has been suspended for a year for not reporting an approach from a bookie. “What I know is that they still have some games left in the Scottish league.” The 34-year-old Sreesanth’s unlikely relationship with Glenrothes Cricket Club dates from around three years ago, when Eddie Gibbs, the Fife club’s director of communications and interim chairman, persuaded the bowler to pursue a legal appeal against his global ban. “Hopefully, I can play at least one match there,” Sreesanth told the Times of India.
This decision was taken on the basis of the Cricket Board’s zero-tolerance policy on match-fixing and corruption in cricket.
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.
In a hearing in March, the High Court sought BCCI’s stand on the plea filed by Sreesanth challenging the life ban.
The bowler had then filed a petition challenging the BCCI’s decision not to lift the ban despite being exonerated by the Delhi High Court in 2015.