Sreesanth Completes his 7 year ban; aims to make a comeback in the International Circuit

S. Sreesanth

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reduced Shanthkumaran Sreesanth 7 year ban which was imposed on him when his name was alleged to spot-fixing scandal.

As BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain expressed that elated Sreesanth is extremely happy and wants to make a comeback in the national team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli and would aim to get 100 test wickets for India.

Sreesanth was quoting this to IANS, saying “I am extremely delighted with what I have heard now. Thanks to each one of my well-wishers who prayed for me and the prayers have been answered. I am 36 now and next year I will be 37. I have 87 Test wickets and my aim is I want to finish my career with 100 Test wickets. I am confident that I can return to the Indian Test team and always wanted to play under Virat Kohli,”.

Sreesanth was found guilty when he was playing for IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals when his name got involved in spot-fixing during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Initially, he was given a lifetime ban along with Ankit Chavan and Aniket Chandila. He went to the supreme court against the claims of BCCI. The decision that the Supreme court gave was in favour of Sreesanth as they removed the life ban imposed on him.

They ordered BCCI to reconsider this case once again. As the statement came from BCCI officials which sums up everything as they concluded by stating that “  I am of the view that banning Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial cricket or from associating with any activities of BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of 7 years with effect from September 13, 2013, i.e. the date from which the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice.”.

He is the second cricketer from Kerela who has represented India. Talking about his stats, he has played 27 test matches for India and took 87 wickets followed by 75 wickets in Odi and 57 wickets in T20 respectively.

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