But he also added that the cricketer can still play cricket professionally.He can also be associated with the game as a coach or a mentor.“I am of the view that banning Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial cricket or from associating with any activities of BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of 7 years with effect from September 13, 2013,” BCCI ombudsman DK Jain said in a statement.“The date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice.”Spot-fixing involves the manipulation of individual incidents within a match which may not affect the outcome of the contest.After the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) banned S Sreesanth in 2013, for spot-fixing, everyone assumed that his cricket career had all but ended.But now, a recent report from BCCI claims that this lifetime ban has been reduced to seven years.He also has the option to continue as a TV commentator or as an expert. Sreesanth, who is now in his late thirties, his prime years as a Cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over.Bearing in mind, all these factors, I am of the view that banning Mr.
the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice. It is ordered accordingly," stated Jain in the BCCI order.
Sreesanth along with his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the IPL in May 2013.
The BCCI followed the arrest of Sreesanth with their own charges against the player relating to the match against Kings XI Punjab, played on May 9.
Justice DK Jain, Ombudsman BCCI: I am of the view that banning Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial Cricket or from associating with any activities of BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of 7 yrs with effect from ...(1/2) () pic.twitter.com/T8Fg1R48c I — ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2019 BCCI's Ombudsman Justice (Retd) DK Jain issued an official order, reducing the lifetime ban on the player.
In the order, Jain said that the ban will be brought down to seven years.
Since then, cricket fanatics have been awaiting for this news from the BCCI.