Fast Bowler Sreesanth is back after a gap of four years. S Sreesanth who got involved in a match-fixing scandal, will play for Ernakulam Cricket Club in a first division two-day game.
Sreesanth the Indian Bowler is now free from life’s ban
After the cricket board refused to issue No Objection Certificate, which would have allowed him to play club cricket in scotland, Sreesanth had decided to come out and express his views in public. The cricketer’s international career was jeopardised in 2013, after he was charged for spot-fixing during the IPL 6.
Admitting the petition by the cricketer, seeking a direction to BCCI to allow him to play for a Scottish club in April, Justice P V Asha directed the Union government and the BCCI to file their counter affidavits.
Sreesanth is considered as one of the fastest bowlers of International Cricket, a life ban punishment was imposed on Sreesanth after IPL 6 where he was found guilty for the match fixing. The international cricketer after ban involves himself in the politics where he had fought the election from the ticket of BJP and lost that election.
In his petition, Sreesanth argued that the BCCI panel which enquired into the matter had made its reports against him based on the information provided by Delhi Police.
He alleged that “the entire prosecution case framed out by the Delhi Police Special Cell” against him was based on a “cooked-up story created according to their aspirations and imaginations”.
Sreesanth said he was invited by Glenrothes Cricket Club, Fife Scotland, for representing Glenroth Team (Premier League in Scotland) to be held in the first week of April.
In response to this invitation, he expressed willingness to participate in the match, provided he got the NOC from the Board, Sreesanth said in his petition.