India’s fast bowler S. The ban on Sreesanth in the spot-fixing case expires on September 13. Sreesanth was banned for life in the fixing case. But then the legal battle reduced the ban period.
Now 37-year-old Sreesanth will be seen playing on the field once again. The Kerala State Cricket Association had said a few months back that it would take him back to the Ranji squad. If he proves fit, Sreesanth will get another chance.
Sreesanth had tweeted on Friday before the ban expired. I am now free of any charge. Will represent the game I like the most. I will try my best while throwing every ball. Then even if it’s practice. I have a maximum period of five to seven years. “I will do my best for the team I play for,” Sreesanth said.
In India, domestic cricket starts in August. But cricket matches have been postponed due to Corona. Sreesanth was banned for life for alleged spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL. Last year, the Ombudsman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reduced his ban to seven years. Along with Sreesanth, Ajit Chandi and Ankit Chauhan were also banned in 2013.
Sreesanth has played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20I matches for India. He has taken 87 wickets in Tests, 75 in ODIs and seven in T20I. All local cricket tournaments in the country have been postponed due to the corona virus. So Sreesanth had to wait a bit to play cricket on the field again. After his selection in Kerala’s Ranji team, there is an opportunity to improve his tarnished image.