The Supreme Court on Friday revoked the lifetime ban on former Team India cricketer S Sreesanth, who was found guilty in the IPL spot fixing scandal.

Justice Ashok Bhushan directed BCCI to decide afresh on the quantum of punishment for the fast bowler.

The 35-year-old cricketer had challenged the decision of the cricket body in the apex court, who was one of the accused in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. Earlier, BCCI had told Supreme Court that the lifetime ban imposed for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing was fully sustainable in law.

The Supreme Court had reserved its order on February 28 as the BCCI said that Sreesanth was found guilty on all the three counts – corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the game.

Senior counsel, Salman Khurshid appearing for Sreesanth said that the onus of proving the guilt was on BCCI. He said it was for the BCCI to establish that Rs 10 lakh had come from questionable sources for match-fixing.


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