[caption id="attachment_682867" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S-Sreesanth-.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-682867" alt="S Sreesanth AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/S-Sreesanth-.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> S Sreesanth AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on February 5 an appeal filed by cricketer S Sreesanth against a Kerala High Court verdict that restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot- fixing scandal. <p></p> <p></p>A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed that the case be listed for hearing before an appropriate bench according to the roster after the matter was mentioned before it. <p></p> <p></p>"List on February 5, 2018 before an appropriate bench, as per roster, subject to removal of defects, if any," the bench, also comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said. <p></p> <p></p>A division bench of the high court had restored the ban on a petition filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) against a single-judge bench's order, lifting the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer. <p></p> <p></p>The bench had said there was no violation of natural justice against the cricketer and quashed the single bench order in Sreesanth's favour. <p></p> <p></p>In its appeal, the BCCI had said the decision to ban the cricketer was taken based on the evidence against him. <p></p> <p></p>The single-judge bench had on August 7 last year lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI and also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the board. <p></p> <p></p>All the 36 accused in the spot-fixing case, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were let off by a Patiala House court in July, 2015. <p></p> <p></p>The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.