In a recent interaction with media, Bhuvaneswari revealed that she is quite happy about the fact that the honourable Supreme Court has revoked the life ban of her husband.
July 2015: Two days after the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee issued a two-year ban on IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, a Delhi court exonerates Sreesanth and 35 others-including Chavan and Chandila-in the spot-fixing case.
A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, asked the BCCI to decide afresh on the point of the quantum of punishment given to Sreesanth.
The Court has directed the disciplinary committee of BCCI to take a decision on the quantum of punishment within three month period starting 15 March.
The issue of Sreesanth's ban might come up among the COA on that day. The incident also involved the likes of Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, both spinners, who are also meted out with the same treatment by the board.
Despite the same, the BCCI had declined to reverse its disciplinary committee order against Sreesanth, which it asserted was passed on the basis of evidence.
In an earlier hearing, Sreesanth had told the court that he initially confessed to the Special Cell of Delhi Police about his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal to escape sustained and continuous police torture.
Sreesanth was banned from all forms of cricket by the BCCI. In its judgment, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Navniti Prasad Singh notes that the court could not hold the judicial view of the life ban imposed by the cricketing body. "The punishment period has already been completed as I have been banned for nearly six years", said Sreesanth.
"This is a Supreme Court order and obviously a call needs to be taken". "The Supreme Court has given me a lifeline and it has helped me restore my dignity", said Sreesanth in reaction to the apex court's decision.
Asked whether the matter has to be referred to the Ombudsman now, Nair said, "The SC order says that the BCCI have to reconsider the ban".
Feb 28, 2019: The bench of Justices Bhushan and K M Joseph reserves its judgment on Sreesanth's plea.