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Banned for life in IPL spot fixing Sreesanth hints he might play for another country; BCCI throws rulebook at him

Banned Fast Bowler S Sreesanth Has Hinted That He Might Represent Some Other Country If It's Not Possible For Him To Play For India. However, BCCI Made It Clear That Any Player Banned By His Parent Body Can't Play For Any Other Country.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 20 Oct 2017, 09:44:14 PM
S Sreesanth - (Image credit - ANI)

New Delhi:

Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth has hinted that he might play for some other country after Kerala High Court restored the life-ban imposed on him by the BCCI.

Sreesanth pointed out that the BCCI had banned him from playing in India, not ICC and, therefore, he is free to play for any other country.

"BCCI has imposed the ban, not ICC. If not India, I can play for any other country, because am 34 now and I can only play for maximum six more years. As a person who loves cricket, I want to play cricket. And not only that, BCCI is a private firm; it is only us who say that this is the Indian team, but you know BCCI is a private body after all," said Sreesanth.

The BCCI acting secretary has however said that any player banned by any full member can neither play for any other full member nor for any other association.

Amitabh Choudhary of BCCI said that Sreesanth was indulging in empty talk and the board knew its legal position.

A division bench of the Kerala HC had on Tuesday restored the life-time ban on Sreesanth imposed by the BCCI in 2013. The decision came as a major setback for the fast bowler who called it the worst decision ever and questioned the inclusion of Chennai Superkings and Rajasthan Royals in IPL.

Earlier, Kerala High Court in August lifted the ban imposed on him by BCCI during 2013 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case. Sreesanth was charged alongside two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, for spot-fixing in IPL-6. 

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First Published : 20 Oct 2017, 08:08:49 PM