Sreesanth’s spot-fixing ban ends; I’m free, says the bowler

New Delhi, September 13 

India pacer S Sreesanth’s ban for alleged spot-fixing got here to an finish on Sunday, concluding a seven-year punishment that was initially meant to be for all times and was aggressively contested by the flamboyant bowler.

The 37-year-old has already made it clear that he intends to renew at the very least his home profession on the finish of the ban and his dwelling state Kerala has promised to contemplate him if he manages to show his health.

“I’m completely free of any charges nd anything nd now gonna represent the sport I love the most.will give my very best to every ball I ball even (if) it’s just practice,” he tweeted on Friday, a few days earlier than the tip of his suspension.

“Just have another 5 to 7 years max to give it all I’ve got nd I will give the very best to any team I play,” he added.

However, with the Indian home season postponed at current because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it stays to be seen when precisely Sreesanth could make a comeback if Kerala decides to offer him an opportunity.

The Indian home season begins in August however the pandemic has left the scheduling in full disarray. 

“…the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit,” BCCI President Sourav Ganguly wrote in a latest letter to presidents and secretaries of its affiliated member associations.

Sreesanth’s life ban for alleged spot-fixing within the 2013 version of the IPL was decreased to seven years by BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain final 12 months.

Jain had noticed that the cricketer is nicely previous his prime having already served six years.

The BCCI banned Sreesanth in August 2013 alongside together with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. 

But on March 15 final 12 months, the Supreme Court put aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order and requested the Board to rethink the quantum of punishment.

“I will never ever cheat cricket even when iam playing a friendly match..I don’t ball (bowl) easy ones or try to loose…so pls get that right with everyone…” Sreesanth posted lately.

Sreesanth performed 27 Tests and 53 ODIs for India, taking 87 and 75 wickets respectively. He has additionally taken seven wickets in 10 T20 Internationals.

The temperamental pacer was additionally standard for his exuberant celebrations after taking wickets however his life and profession went downhill after the spot-fixing scandal.

However, he maintained his innocence all through the damaging controversy. –PTI 

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