Sourav Ganguly happy with court’s decision to pardon S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan

Sourav Ganguly was mum on whether the trio should be cleared by the BCCI.

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Sourav Ganguly was one of India's most successful captains of all time © Getty Images
Sourav Ganguly was one of India’s most successful captains of all time © Getty Images

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today said he was happy for the three cricketers cleared by a Delhi court of spot fixing charges and insisted that the Board should not have a problem with the order. The Patiala House court today dropped all charges of spot-fixing against the trio of former India pacer S Sreesanth, Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan and Rajasthan off-spinner Ajit Chandila. “It’s very good for them. The court has done whatever they felt right,” Ganguly told reporters at the Cricket Association of Bengal’s annual prize distribution here. READ: IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal: Charges against Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan dropped

Sreesanth and Chavan are currently serving life bans imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while Chandila’s hearing is still on. Asked whether Sreesanth could still make a comeback, Ganguly said: “The court has taken away charges from him [Sreesanth], I don’t think BCCI will have a problem. Anyway, it’s up to BCCI now.” READ: The road ahead for S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila

Ganguly, however, refused to comment on the legal order. “It’s too much of a legal matter, I won’t be able to answer this question.” Former India chief selector K Srikkanth, who was here as the chief guest, meanwhile refused to comment on the verdict. The trio were banned after they were found guilty of spot-fixing after during IPL 2013. The BCCI will now have to take a call if the banned trio will be allowed to play cricket or not.


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