KCA to back Sreesanth at BCCI to lift ban

 . Last updated on August 10, 2017, 6:04 PM
KCA to back Sreesanth at BCCI to lift ban
S Sreesanth was convicted of spot fixing in 2013 version of IPL.


S Sreesanth, who was banned for life from cricket on match-fixing charges back during IPL 2013 might see better days ahead. The player from Kerala is acquitted from all charges related to the scandal by Delhi High Court after years of legal tussles. The player is still not cleared to participate in any domestic as well as international matches. BCCI has not lifted the ban on Sreesanth. Recently, the Kerala Cricket Association, KCA, came forward to back the player. The state board would work with BCCI to clear him off the life ban. The Kerala High Court also ordered BCCI to lift the life ban on the bowler.

Convicted of spot fixing charges, Sreesanth was arrested back in 2013. He played for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL season. Along with him, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were also arrested. In 2015, all of them were acquitted after two years of trails. As stated by the court, there was no “prima facie” evidence to prove their involvement in the scandal. As stated, there were insufficient proof. But BCCI did not want the player to continue. Earlier, the board argued that BCCI’s decisions are independent to any criminal proceeding. BCCI said, its action on Sreesanth “shall remain unaltered.”

The official statement from KCA stated the organization “would also like to support him.” The board is seeking the player in domestic seasons, which is set to begin soon. KCA, in fact, wants to start training and practice of the player at the earliest. It would depend on clearance from BCCI or the Committee of Administrators. Meanwhile, the fast bowler from Kerala is reported to have stated that his “dream is to play 2019 World Cup for India.” He also added that “it is next to impossible and it would be a miracle.” Still, the players believed that, “miracles can happen.” He hopes that he can do justice to his talent on the comeback.

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