• Cricketer Sreesanth Returns To The Team After 7 Years Ban, Will Be Able To Play Ranji Trophy After September.
• After a seven-year ban, the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to re-include controversial bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth in the state squad. 37-year-old S Sreesanth’s ban ends in September and after that he can play in the state’s Ranji Cricket team. In 2013, he was banned by the BCCI after being found guilty of spot-fixing in an IPL match.
• The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had banned S Sreesanth from Cricket for lifetime, but Sreesanth fought against it and then in 2018 the Kerala High Court also revoked the BCCI’s decision to impose life ban on him, But in 2019, the Supreme Court upheld his crime and asked the BCCI to reduce the quantum of sentence. Later his life ban was reduced to seven years by the BCCI Lokpal which would expire in September 2020.
• Sreesanth in Kochi has said, “I am truly indebted to KCA for giving me a chance. I will make a stormy return to the game with my fitness. The time has come to rein in all controversies.” Recently Kerala Cricket Association appointed former fast bowler Tinu Yohanan as the coach of the team. KCA Secretary Sritith Nair said his return would be an asset to the state team.
• Sreesanth has played Cricket for India for a long time. He has taken 87 wickets in 27 Tests for the country, while in ODIs he has taken 75 wickets. You will be surprised to know that S Sreesanth has been part of the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup under the captaincy of MS Dhoni in 2007 and ODI World Cup in 2011. Sreesanth has played the finals of both World Cups.
Source : Jagran