IPL spot-fixing case, SC asks Delhi High Court to take decision

New Delhi: The IPL spot-fixing case, the Supreme Court on today directed the Delhi High Court to decide by July end the appeal challenging a trial court order discharging several cricketers, including Sreesanth.

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

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it understood the “anxiety” of the cricketer to play cricket but would like to wait for the high court’s decision on the appeal of Delhi Police challenging the trial court order discharging the cricketers and others in the IPL spot-fixing case.

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

The Delhi Police had arrested Indian paceman Sreesanth and other two cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on charges of spot fixing during IPL in 2013.