Tainted Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth, who has been banned for life by BCCI, had written on his Twitter that he was going to play in a two-day league match for a local club in Ernakulum. He did not stop there and went on to tag ICC and BCCI’s twitter handle as well in his tweet. Sreesanth took this step as he was denied an NOC by the Indian cricket board to play in a league in Scotland.
BCCI, in reply, sent a letter to Kerela Cricket Association, reminding the cricket body about the disciplinary proceedings initiated against the player in 2013. The letter sent to Sreesanth in 2013 read:
“In view of the allegations of match-fixing and non-reporting of offences, he (Sreesanth) is banned from playing or representing any team for life. He shall during this period, not be entitled to be associated with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates’.”
Sreesanth had said that he came to know about such letter only on Wednesday. He revealed the reason for the same:
“Now I understand that the ban order was sent to the office of my former coach Sivakumar and it was somehow misplaced from there and it didn’t reach me. No one told me about it also since then.”
He went on adding that it was the fault of KCA. He said: “But wasn’t it KCA’s responsibly to pursue if it was not received in all these years? Even now it took my attempts to bring out the truth about that order. Now I’m taking BCCI to court 150%.”
“But wasn’t it KCA’s responsibly to pursue if it was not received in all these years? Even now it took my attempts to bring out the truth about that order. Now I’m taking BCCI to court 150%.”
The altercation between Sreesanth and BCCI is getting uglier by the day. Sreesanth had been cleared by a session court in 2015 along with 36 other persons involved in the case. Despite being cleared by the court, BCCI did not lift the life ban on the player. Frustrated of requesting, Sreesanth has now taken a path which not many dares to take. Hope this daring does not land Sreesanth in more trouble.