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Kerala HC Lifts Life Ban On The Kerala Cricketer Sreesanth
Sports   Tuesday, August 8, 2017 IST

The BCCI had filed a counter-affidavit on the problem within the court in response to the plea by Sreesanth, World Health Organization had challenged the life ban despite a court dropping all charges against the 34-year-old pacer.

The cricket board had aforesaid, "The call of the sessions court to acquit the petitioner from the criminal charges has no impact any on the choice of the inner disciplinary committee of the BCCI to ban the petitioner from taking part in cricket tournaments union by the BCCI and/or its affiliates."


It had aforesaid the question before the court was whether or not the petitioner (and different accused) was at risk of incur penal consequences below relevant criminal statutes.


On the opposite hand, the question before the BCCI Disciplinary Committee was whether or not the petitioner was guilty of match fixing, corruption and gambling and violation of the inner disciplinary rules of the BCCI, the board had aforesaid.
The standard of proof needed below a penal statute was a lot of more than the proof needed for a disciplinary inquiry, it had aforesaid.

All the thirty six defendant, together with Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were absolve within the spot-fixing case by a Patiala House court in July 2015.

The BCCI, however, had refused to change its disciplinary call even once the decision.

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Smriti Mandhana made Kumar Sangakkara feel ‘humbled’
Sports   Friday, August 4, 2017 IST

Sri Lankan cricket great legend Kumar Sangakkara says he is ‘humbled to have been mentioned by such a wonderful player’ as India women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana. The left-handed India batter, who idolises the Sri Lankan, registered two big innings — including a century — at the ICC Women’s World Cup last month in England.

Smriti, who scored 90 and 106 not out in the first two games of the World Cup, said \it was Sangakkara who motivated her, and she would always watch his batting videos to pick up things.

“Whenever I feel that I am not batting the way I should, I watch videos of Kumar Sangakkara. I like his batting style. I also admire Ganguly, but it is Sangakkara that I relate to. I haven’t really watched Ganguly bat a lot in my young days, while Sangakkara has been an inspiration,” she told sportstarlive.com.

Smriti tried batting like her brother, but it was Sangakkara who had the greater impact on her style.

“I try and play a cover drive like Sangakkara. Earlier, I used to copy my brother’s batting style. But watching Sangakkara’s batting videos give me a fair bit of idea on how I should improve,” Smriti added.

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