18-Aug-2017
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"Grateful to God" says Sreesanth on High Court verdict

Kochi Aug 9: Cricketer S Sreesanth Monday said he is "grateful to God" after the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
 
Sreesanth said he has started preparations for playing the game and his aim was to find a place in the Kerala cricket team.
 
The Kerala Cricket Association said it would take a positive decision on Sreesanths bid to play in state cricket tournaments.
 
In his order, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
"It is to be noted that there are no incriminating evidence to pinpoint Sreesanths involvement in sport fixing deal," the judge said.
 
All the 36 accused, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were let off in the spot-fixing case by a Patiala House court in July 2015.
 
The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.