Tainted Indian cricketer S Sreesanth was in the news last week when his appeal to BCCI to play club cricket in Scotland was rejected by the Indian cricket board. He was very upset with the proceedings and was busy making tweets on social media website on his comeback.
The recent news is that Sreesanth will finally be staging a comeback and rolling his arms for the first time in a competitive match after the spot-fixing episode. He announced on Wednesday that he was going to play for Ernakulam Cricket Club, in a first division two-day game, which begins on February 19.
Sreesanth, while speaking to Hindustan Times spoke why there should not be any problem for him in playing a first class game.
“When there is no official letter stating my life ban then why will the umpires stop me from playing? All that I have received is a suspension letter when I was in Tihar jail. A suspension letter is valid only for 90 days.”
He further said, “The BCCI has announced about my life ban only in the media. There is no official correspondence till date. I was stupid to have not played cricket for this long. The way I have been ill-treated is probably even worse than a terrorist.”
Sreesanth has been very vocal about not being allowed to play cricket. He argued that he has been cleared by the court in the spot-fixing scandal.
In his international career thus far, he has played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs, 10 ODIs and has picked 87, 75 and 7 wickets respectively. His career was going on the right track before his name came in the spot-fixing scandal in 2013.