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Despite acquittal, BCCI sticks to ban on players for time being

Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were on Saturday discharged in the IPL-6 spot fixing case by Patiala House Court.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 25, 2015 7:24 pm
BCCI, BCCI IPL spot fixing, IPL Spot Fixing BCCI, BCCI Sreesanth, Sreesanth BCCI, BCCI IPL fixing, Cricket News, Cricket All three had to spend time in jail during the course of investigation. Of the three, Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the BCCI.

Notwithstanding the verdict of a Delhi court dropping charges against former India pacer S Sreesanth and two others in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, the BCCI has decided to stick to its ban on the three cricketers for the time being.

All the 36 accused persons including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were on Saturday discharged in the IPL-6 spot fixing case by Patiala House Court but the Indian Board said its disciplinary decision remained unaltered.

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“Any disciplinary proceeding or decision taken by the BCCI is independent to any criminal proceeding and has no bearing. The decisions of the BCCI, based on its independent disciplinary action, shall remain unaltered,” BCCI said in a statement issued on Saturday.

All three had to spend time in jail during the course of investigation. Of the three, Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the BCCI after the scandal shook the high-profile league, while Chandila’s hearing is still on.

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    Jul 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm
    Court released the trio. Court should have taken the help of specialists on the subject of cricket, just as SC appointed a panel on betting. Hard evidences will not always be available. Nuances of each trade differs.
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      Hari
      Jul 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm
      It is not a case to speculate on based on umptions when anti terror laws are levied against the accused then it requires hard proof. If we go by heresay and decide on who is guilty then the w point of judiciary is irrelevant. In the same way if hard proofs were not required then Players like Dhoni would have been multiple times.
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        R.S.Prabhu
        Jul 26, 2015 at 3:02 am
        When the court has dropped the cases, why BCCI sticking to its ban?
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          Sunny
          Jul 26, 2015 at 7:47 am
          Why is BCCI playing god and acting in an arbitrary manner? The court is ultimate authority and BCCI has no right to do otherwise and destroy the careers of these cricketers. I would suggest the players ask the court to reprimand and direct BCCI to lift the ban.
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