After Sreesanth claims his innocence, SC asks COA to file reply

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After Sreesanth claims his innocence, SC asks COA to file reply: On Wednesday, The Supreme Court asked the Committee of Administrator (COA) to fix up a reply in connection with the additional documents filed by banned Indian cricketer, S Sreesanth claiming innocence in the case of spot-fixing.

Sreesanth’s senior lawyer, Salman Khurshid told the Apex Court that there was no such evidence or proof against him that he had taken money from any bookie for spot-fixing.

Khurshid told the Apex Court two-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and also comprising Justice K. M. Joseph. “There is no evidence against him to establish that he (Sreesanth) is involved in the spot-fixing case. He is innocent,”

Advocate on record (AOR) and Supreme Court lawyer, Krishnamohan Menon, told Apex Court, “the contentious over was bowled well and sincerely by Sreesanth.

Runs were scored off the said over not because of bad balls but because the batsmen Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh were very good players. No balls or wides were bowled but only good balls by him,” the lawyer said.

Appearing for BCCI, Senior advocate Parag Tripathi has said that there was convicting evidence against Sreesanth and because of which the apex cricket body imposed a ban against him.

Sreesanth has filed the case in the Apex Court the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court restoring the ban imposed on him by the BCCI.

As per the reports, after the hearing is finished, Sreesanth told that his fingers are crossed that the Supreme Court will give the right verdict and will likely be in his favor.

Sreesanth said, “I am hopeful that the SC will take a right decision in my favor.”

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