Sreeshant ban reduced to seven years
Indian cricket team player Sreesanth can make a comeback next year. Former pacer S. Sreesanth was banned by BCCI due to his alleged spot-fixing. On Tuesday, the sudden good news was given by BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain.
Justice DK Jain had ordered that his ban will end on September 13, 2020, seven years as compared to the original life ban. Sreesanth and his fans are very much delighted with this great news.
In IPL 2013, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan who were his teammates were banned by BCCI for indulging in illegal actions. Now, with the order passed by the BCCI, he can play next year.
After the news, Sreesanth addressed the media and said “I am extremely delighted with what I have heard now. Thanks to each one of my well-wishers who prayed for me and the prayers have been answered. I am 36 now and next year I will be 37. I have 87 Test wickets and my aim is I want to finish my career with 100 Test wickets. I am confident that I can return to the Indian Test team and always wanted to play under Virat Kohli,”
In the order, Jain reasoned that He is 36 now and his prime years as a cricketer are almost over now. On 28 February, this year BCCI told to the apex court that life ban on Sreesanth was ‘fully sustainable in law’ as he did alleged spot-fixing. Sreesanth fully supported in the inquiry.
Sreesanth’s lawyer told the court that no spot-fixing took place and try to prove that he is innocent. But senior advocate Parag Tripathi presented a telephonic conversation in front of everyone which make it clear that money was demanded.
This all-rounder player had shined in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals for India, claiming 169 wickets in all. He last played for India back in 2011.
Now the justice prevails and hard work will soon pay off. His time to shine again on the field is coming next year from 13th August 2020.