The former cricketer was banned for life for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Based on Sawani's findings, the BCCI disciplinary panel, comprising then president N Srinivasan along with the two vice-presidents, Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah, held Sreesanth guilty of "match-fixing and non-reporting of offences" under the BCCI' anti-corruption code. The issue of Sreesanth's ban might come up among the CoA on that day.
Including Sreesanth, 36 people were accused in the spot-fixing case, and were later discharged by a Patiala House court in July, 2015.
"Yes, I have heard about the Supreme Court order". Sreesanth challenged the order in court in 2013. The disciplinary committee of the BCCI may reconsider the quantum of punishment/sanction which may be imposed on the appellant as per Article 6 of the Anti-Corruption Code. On this, Sreesanth was quoted saying, "I hope that the BCCI respects the verdict of the country's highest court and allows me to at least get back to the cricket field".
"The order dated 13.09.2013 of the disciplinary committee only to the extent of imposing sanction of lifetime ban is set aside". Sreesanth had earlier claimed in the top court that the life ban was "completely unfair" and the Delhi Police had "continuously tortured" him in custody to extract confession of his involvement in the case. He was responding to media after Supreme Court cancelled his life ban in the spot fixing case and asked BCCI to reconsider the punishment on Friday.
Feb 2, 2018: The Supreme Court agrees to hear the appeal filed by Sreesanth against the Kerala High Court verdict on February 5, 2018. "I just want to play whatever cricket I can", said Sreesanth, who has been a part of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup winning squads.
Feb 28, 2019: The bench of Justices Bhushan and K M Joseph reserves its judgment on Sreesanth's plea.