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IPL spot-fixing row: BCCI refuses to lift life ban on Sreesanth

ANI  |  Mumbai [India] 

The Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) has rejected tainted pacer S. Sreesanth's plea for a review of his life ban, saying it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption.

The 34-year-old received the letter from CEO Rahul Johri on Sunday after he wrote to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) appealing for revocation of his ban in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.

The country's cricket board also informed the High that a criminal exonerating Sreesanth of spot-fixing charges was not enough to lift the life time ban on him.

After Sreesanth approached the High in March this year with a seeking the lifting of his ban, the court asked him to file a review plea before the

In 2013, Sreesanth was slapped with a one-year ban by the BCCI's disciplinary committee headed by the present Union Minister after the former was arrested on charges of spot-fixing during that year's Indian League.

However, a Delhi Sessions court had exonerated him in the spot-fixing case registered by the Delhi Police which invoked the Maharashtra Control of organized crimes Act (MCOCA).

On account of life ban, the Indian fast bowler cannot play even league cricket nor get access even for practice to any of the cricket grounds where the or the state cricket associations have a stake.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 21:10 IST