The Supreme Court has decided to hear after eight weeks the appeal of controversial cricketer S Sreesanth challenging a Kerala High Court verdict restoring the life ban imposed on him by apex cricket body BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
"Let the appeal be listed for final hearing after eight weeks," a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said.
The cricketer had earlier told the court that the life ban was an extremely harsh penalty and the cricketer has not been playing for the last five years which was more than enough.
However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said the case against Sreesanth was "open and shut" as telephonic conversations had revealed he had taken money for bowling 'no balls' during a 2013 IPL match.
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