S Sreesanth was banned for life on 10th September 2013 as he was accused of spot-fixing charges, along with three other members of Rajasthan Royals. However, last year, the ban was reduced to seven years by BCCI ombudsman. This means that Sreesanth is now eligible to make a comeback and represent his state team in domestic cricket.
The 2011 World Cup-winning squad member recently expressed his excitement over the same and said that he is looking forward to participate in the upcoming domestic season.
However, a letter from the BCCI to Kerela Cricket Association regarding the end of the ban is still awaited.
“We hope the communication would come soon and that Sreesanth could play for Kerala this season, though there is no clarity yet on domestic competitions as of now,” a source in the KCA said. “We have had discussions with Sreesanth about his training and fitness and we found he is very keen to play.”
S Sreesanth has played 27 Tests for Kerala in Ranji Trophy. With pace spearhead, Sandeep Warrier moving to Tamil Nadu, Sreesanth could well be seen in Kerala’s playing eleven ahead of Ranji season.
Just have another 5 to 7 years max to give it all I have got: S Sreesanth
Earlier the Kerala pacer took to Twitter to announce that he completed seven years of ban. Sreesanth said that he has 5-7 years of cricket left in him and would look to make the best use of whatever opportunity comes his way.
“I’m completely free of any charges and anything nd now gonna represent the sport I love the most. will give my very best to every ball I ball even it’s just practice. 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 tweeted.