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Decide appeal agnst Sreesanth's discharge in IPL spot-fixing, SC to HC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today asked the Delhi to decide by July end the appeal challenging a trial court order discharging several cricketers, including S Sreesanth, in the sensational IPL case.

Sreesanth, who has been awarded life ban by the Board of Control for in India (BCCI), has filed an appeal in the apex court challenging the Kerala decision upholding the ban on him.

A bench headed by said it understood the "anxiety" of the to play but would like to wait for the high court's decision on the appeal of challenging the trial court order discharging the cricketers and others in the IPL case.

has sought an interim direction that he should be allowed to play the English County in the view of the fact that he has already been discharged in the IPL case and has been suffering the ban for the past four years.

The had arrested Indian paceman and other two cricketers and on charges of spot fixing during IPL in 2013.

A single-judge bench of Kerala had on August 7 last year lifted the life-ban imposed on 34-year-old by the BCCI and set aside all proceedings against him initiated by the board.

A division bench of the high court had later restored the ban on a petition filed by the Board of Control for (BCCI) against the single-judge bench's order.

All the 36 accused in the spot-fixing case, including Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila, were let off by a in July, 2015.

The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 13:35 IST