S Sreesanth has completed his ban from international cricket and is all set to make a return to the game. He will be playing in the upcoming President’s Cup under the supervision of the Kerala Cricket Association. Sreesanth was banned in 2013 by BCCI after he was arrested on the charges of match-fixing during the IPL. In September, earlier this year, the 37-year-old has become eligible to play for the state and the country again. The pacer played his last competitive game against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2013.
Meanwhile, the discarded Indian pacer thanked the Kerala Cricket Association for allowing him to play in the tournament. He said that he waited for seven years to make a comeback and is happy that it is finally happening.
“Thanks to the Kerala Cricket Association. I am really grateful to the selectors as well for giving me the opportunity. It is a great initiative taken by the association. Thanks to the BCCI as well, it has been seven long years.”
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S Sreesanth To Play in President’s Cup
He further thanked the BCCI for providing an opportunity for him to train and prepare for the tournament.
“I have been training really hard. I am looking forward to the tournament, it is going to be an amazing President’s Cup” said Sreesanth.
Sreesanth was a part of the 2011 World Cup squad under MS Dhoni. India won the 50-over World Cup that year after 28 years and Sreesanth was a member of the squad as well.
He said that he has become fitter than what he was back in the days of the World Cup.
“I will keep giving my best because it is something that I have waited for seven long years… I am very confident, I think I am fitter than I was in 2011 when I played the World Cup,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Presidents Cup will be an 18-day tournament played between 5 teams. There will be a total of 33 games in the tournament.
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