A massive fire broke out at Indian cricketer S Sreesanth's house in Kerala on Saturday morning. His wife, children, and domestic helpers were trapped inside the house before they were rescued by fire and rescue service team through glass panes.
According to reports, no one was injured in the incident which occurred at 2 am on Saturday. However, a room was entirely destroyed in the massive fire.
His house is located in Edappally area of Kochi in Kerala.
Sreesanth was arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of spot-fixing during the 2013 IPL and was banned for life by the BCCI. He later challenged the punishment.
After the ban was overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this year, the BCCI referred the matter to its Ombudsman D K Jain, who, in turn, reduced it to seven years, the sanction period now ending in 2020.
"I am very happy with the decision. I would like to make a comeback to the Kerala Ranji team and contribute it to team's victory. I would start training from next month. Youngsters from Kerala are doing well and that's an inspiration," Sreesanth told reporters.
However, his ambition to don the national colours seemed a bit impractical considering that Indian cricket has moved on since he last played international cricket eight years ago. By the time he is free to play, he will be well past 37 years.
"I hope I will be able to come back into the Indian Test team. I have taken 87 wickets in Test cricket. 13 more wickets are required to reach 100 wickets," he said.