- Highlights1The Kerala HC lifted the life-ban on him on August 72Sreesanth led the Playback Singers XI who took on a team of the Producers XI in an exhibition match3The BCCI intend to challenge the decision but nothing is concrete yetAs the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, former Indian speedster S
- Sreesanth had approached the court last year after the BCCI failed to revoke the life ban though he was exonerated by a Delhi court of the charge of involvement in a spot-fixing scandal, which marred the Indian Premier League in 2013.
- He was arrested by Delhi Police in Mumbai on May 17 that year along with former Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.BCCI’s disciplinary committee, headed by present Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, had slapped a life-time ban on Sreesanth and Chavan on September 13, 2013.
- On Tuesday, Sreesanth led the Playback Singers XI who took on a team of the Producers XI.
- Now from here, I want to reach Thiruvananthapuram and from there upwards and back to the Indian team,” said Sreesanth, who also as chief guest unfurled the Indian Tricolour at the club.Following the ban by the BCCI, he was not allowed entry to a cricket field in all levels of cricket besides even being prevented him from attending practice sessions.Even though Kerala High Court has lifted the ban, the BCCI has decided to appeal against the single bench verdict.In 2015, the pacer, along with Chandila and Chavan, was exonerated by a Delhi court in the case registered by Delhi Police which invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) to try him.Sreesanth is the second Keralite to represent the Indian national cricket team.