- Former India skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin, who was banned for life for match-fixing in 2000, urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday to take a positive stand in resolving the issue of pace bowler S Sreesanth.
- Former India bowler Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests and 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals, was slapped a life ban after being charged with spot-fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League.
- The BCCI slapped a life ban on Sreesanth, 34, after he and two RR teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan were charged by the Delhi police.
- The former India skipper was stranded on 99 Tests after match-fixing allegations were brought against him and a life ban imposed by the BCCI’s disciplinary committee.
- Azharuddin too petitioned the court and got the life ban lifted, but awaits the release of his dues by the BCCI.