After a long and frustrating wait, S. Sreesanth has finally finished his seven-year ban. The fast bowler was forbidden from all forms of cricket following the spot-fixing saga in IPL in 2013. The 37-year-old is now eligible to play cricket again for which he had been vigorously training in the last few months.
Sreesanth reacted after completing his ban and stated that it is a massive relief for him as he once again has the freedom to play cricket again.
“I have got freedom, freedom to play again. It’s a massive relief. It’s a massive relief. I don’t think anyone else will understand what it means to me,” the Kerala speedster told Times of India.
The experienced fast bowler has always affirmed that he still has ambitions of representing Indian again in international cricket. He also wants to represent his stateside Kerala in domestic cricket and also added that he had even planned to organize a local tournament. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sreesanth doesn’t want to rush anything because of the rising cases of coronavirus in his home state.
Sreesanth Reacts After Completing His Seven Year Ban
“After a long wait, I can play again but there is no place to play in the country now. I even planned to organise a local tournament in Kochi this week so that I could step on to the field but decided against it looking at the risks involved, as the number of coronavirus cases in Kerala is increasing,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sreesanth was part of the Indian side that won the 2007 T20 world cup as well as the 50-over world cup in 2011 at home. He has also played a pivotal role in some of India’s finest Test wins away from home.
The BCCI inflicted a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of IPL. However, the BCCI lessened Sreesanth’s ban to seven years, expediting his ban to come to a close on 13th September 2020.