The country's apex court has asked the BCCI's disciplinary committee to decide the quantum of punishment for Seesanth within three months from today. The top court directed the cricket administrative body to reconsider the quantum of punishment to be given to the banned cricketer within three months. However, on appeal, a division bench of the High Court had restored the BCCI ban, leading to the current appeal in Supreme Court. "It's a huge relief. As far as Sreesanth being brought back to mainstream cricket, I have no comment to make", Khanna said. "The court has given me a huge lifeline and I am happy with the opportunity given to me". I have been keeping myself fit and practising regularly.
Sreesanth, along with Mumbai spinner Ankit Chavan and Haryana's Ajit Chandila, were suspended for life by a BCCI disciplinary committee in 2013, a decision that the player had challenged in court. I now really hope that BCCI too will do justice to him. However, the court rejected Sreesanth's plea that he should not be punished at all because he was acquitted in the spot-fixing case. In August 2017, the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on Sreesanth and also set aside all proceedings against him.More news: Jazz owner Gail Miller addresses Russell Westbrook incident
The former cricketer was banned for life for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).
February 5, 2018: The Supreme Court issues notice to the BCCI to respond within four weeks to the petition filed by Sreesanth. Representing Sreesanth, his lawyer Salman Khurshid had argued that 'in the context of facts and manner in which these things have happened, this court should consider that it (life ban on Sreesanth by BCCI) is unfair'.More news: Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri calls for more consistency in attack
"This is a Supreme Court order and obviously a call needs to be taken". He says that the life ban on cricketer-turned-politician Mohammad Azharuddin-who was accused of being involved in a match-fixing scandal in 2000-was revised, and that the BCCI should do the same in his case.More news: Australia's 2-year ODI losing streak ends in New Delhi