• Former India speedster S Sreesanth’s wait to return to mainstream cricket might get longer after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to approach the Kerala High Court against its order to revoke lifetime ban on the cricketer.
  • This has come on a day the chairman of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), Vinod Rai, appeared to have come prepared to clear all the dues of former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin citing the orders of Andhra High Court.
  • “If Azhar’s dues are cleared then all other tainted players will come back into the cricket fold as there is no law in India to punish them so far,” said a BCCI official.
  • “The cases worldwide — from Pakistan to England to South Africa — in this regard were only followed by respective board’s internal procedures and not by any court of law,” added the official.
  • Earlier, former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar questioned BCCI’s preparedness in letting in those cricketers whose bans have been lifted by courts.

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