• India’s cricket board will appeal against a court order that lifted fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth’s life ban for match-fixing, a senior official told AFP on Friday.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not agree with the Kerala state high court order that acquitted Sreesanth for lack of proof, the official said on condition of anonymity.
  • Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals players were banned for life over alleged involvement in betting and spot-fixing following a 2013 scandal in the Indian Premier League.
  • Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested along with scores of bookies as part of a probe into allegations that players had under-performed in return for cash.
  • On the day of the court ruling Monday, Sreesanth had said he was hoping to get his career back on track and represent India at the next World Cup in 2019.

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