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Sreesanth asks COA chief Vinod Rai to revoke ban

S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth

Kochi: Tainted India speedster S Sreesanth has written to former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who heads the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) of the Indian cricket board, seeking justice as he has lost four years, when he should have been playing cricket at the highest level.

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Sources close to him reveal that he is deeply upset at the way the outgoing leadership of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treated him, especially denying him an NOC to play in the ongoing Scotland Cricket League.

In 2015, a Delhi court exonerated Sreesanth and two other players in the case registered by the Delhi Police which invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) after he was arrested for spot fixing in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League.

With a change in guard at BCCI and Rai, an IAS officer who served in Kerala for long, Sreesanth feels he will be able to persuade Rai about the injustice meted out to him.

Sreesanth is determined that if this attempt also fails, he will have no other alternative but to seek judicial intervention for lifting the ban on him.

It was the BCCI Disciplinary Committee headed by the present Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that slapped a life ban on Sreesanth. 

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