BCCI refuses Sreesanth NOC to play in Scotland

MUMBAI: Tainted Indian speedster S Sreesanth's dim hopes of getting clearance to play in the Scotland Cricket league have been nipped in the bud by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has denied him an NOC.


"The BCCI has an internal mechanism and it was their disciplinary committee which slapped a life ban on Sreesanth after conducting its own probe in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match fixing case in which he was arrested in 2013," the BCCI source told IANS.


"The BCCI is the final word when it comes to lifting of bans," added the source.

In 2015, a Delhi court exonerated him and two other players in the case registered by Delhi Police which invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

Sreesanth, the second Keralite to represent the country, played in 27 Tests taking 87 wickets, and picked up 75 scalps from 53 One-day Internationals and seven wickets from 10 T20 Internationals.