BCCI to uphold ban on Sreesanth and co.

The BCCI have insisted that they will uphold their bans on Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and  Ajit Chandila despite a Delhi court dropping all charges against them in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing case.

The Kerala Cricket Association had written to the India cricket board to allow Sreesanth, who is a former international bowler, to play again.

However the BCCI have refused to change their stance regarding the life bans imposed on the three players.

The BCCI's secretary Anurag Thakur said: "The earlier decision of BCCI's disciplinary committee ban on this case will stay on. Disciplinary proceedings are different, criminal proceedings are different.

"The action taken in the past were based on the disciplinary action for the indiscipline of these players, reports submmitted by the anti-corruption unit. So the same decision of ban will continue on these players."