Current Affairs » August 2017 » Kerala High Court Lifts BCCIs Life Ban On Sreesanth
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→ Kerala High Court has lifted the ban imposed by BCCI on S Sreesanth for his involvement in spot fixing scandal in IPL.
→ Khawaja Asif has been appointed as the Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister, the first full-time leader to hold the post since the party came to power in 2013.
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→ Kerala High Court lifts BCCI’s life ban on Sreesanth.
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