Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said he was happy for the three cricketers cleared by a Delhi court of spot fixing charges and insisted that the Board should not have a problem with the order.
The Patiala House court on Saturday dropped all charges of spot-fixing against the trio of former India pacer S Sreesanth, Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan and Rajasthan off-spinner Ajit Chandila.
“It’s very good for them. The court has done whatever they felt right,” Ganguly told reporters at the Cricket Association of Bengal’s annual prize distribution.
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Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the BCCI, while Chandila’s hearing is still on.
Asked whether Sreesanth could still make a comeback, Ganguly said: “The court has taken away charges from him (Sreesanth), I don’t think BCCI will have a problem. Anyway, it’s up to BCCI now.”
Ganguly, however, refused to comment on the legal order.
“It’s too much of a legal matter, I won’t be able to answer this question.”
Former India chief selector K Srikkanth, who was here as the chief guest, meanwhile refused to comment on the verdict.