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By Dharani | Aug 20, 2019 08:11 PM

BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain has reduced the ban of fast bowler S Sreesanth from lifetime to 7 years meaning that he can be back next year. Sreesanth, who was part of India’s 2011 World-cup winning team, was banned along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of Indian Premiere League.

BCCI Ombudsman reduces Pacer Sreesanth\'s life-ban to Seven Years!

“Mr Sreesanth is already facing a ban of almost a period of six years now, which bars him from playing cricket or participating in any event, with which the BCCI is, directly or indirectly, associated. Even otherwise, for Mr Sreesanth, who is now in his late thirties, his prime years as a cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over. Bearing in mind, all these factors, I am of the view that banning Mr Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial cricket of from associating with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of seven years with effect from 13.09.2013, i.e. the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice,” the order of Jain reads as reported by Mumbai Mirror.

In March earlier this year, the Supreme Court had revoked Sreesanth’s lifeban and had asked BCCI to reconsider its order for a life ban. The apex court gave BCCI three months time to arrive at a decision.