Video: Virender Sehwag - One of the few cricketers who publicly supported Sreesanth

Modified 26 Jul 2015
Sehwag (L) and Sreesanth (C)

Charges against S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were dropped by a trial court in Delhi on Saturday. They had been charge sheeted by the Delhi Police for the Indian Premier League spot-fixing corruption scandal in 2013.

It was Virendra Sehwag in 2014 who backed Sreesanth saying that after seeing him plead in front of everyone, I am sure he’ll be proven innoncent.

"He (Sreesanth) is confident that he didn't do anything wrong so I hope the court gives verdict in favour of him."

The court's decision, however, did not have an impact on the life bans imposed by the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) on Sreesanth and Chavan. Especially Sreesanth, who was once looked as the future star pace bowler of Indian team.

BCCI in a statement yesterday, said: “Any disciplinary proceeding or decision taken by the BCCI is independent to any criminal proceeding and has no bearing. The decisions of the BCCI, based on its independent disciplinary action, shall remain unaltered.”

The board was clear on their stand. But the decision of the court is a big relief to Sreesanth and can be called a moral victory too.

Published 26 Jul 2015
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