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No revocation of life ban: BCCI tells Sreesanth

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Tainted pacer S Sreesanth's plea for a review of his life ban has been "summarily rejected" by the BCCI, which says it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption.

The has informed Sreesanth of its decision in a letter. The letter was sent by CEO Rahul Johri after the cricketer wrote to the COA appealing for revocation of his ban in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.

"The has informed him that his life ban stays and he won't be allowed to play any form of competitive cricket. He had also appealed in a local in and our legal counsel will be replying," a senior official told PTI today.

"The has always maintained zero tolerance towards corrupt practices. No has exonerated Sreesanth of fixing charges. It was charges of his links with Underworld that were dismissed by the lower court," the source said.

It was made clear that Sreesanth, who intended to play club cricket in UK, won't be allowed and the has now shut the case.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 17:32 IST