Fast bowler S Sreesanth got some good news this year when he was included in the Ranji squad of the Kerala team. Sreesanth was one of the three cricketers from Rajasthan Royals who were slapped with bans after allegedly involved in a spot-fixing scandal during the IPL 2013. Akeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were the other two players.
But Sreesanth’s life ban was removed by the Supreme Court due to lack of evidence and his ban was reduced to seven years in August 2019.
The right-hander’s fast bowler’s ban is ending in September this year and he could then play competitive cricket.
While Sree’s was away from the game for almost seven years now but his fighting spirit didn’t let him quit and instead he is now planning to throw his hat in the 2021 IPL auctions and is open to play for any team. Though, his personal choice is Mumbai Indians because Sachin Tendulkar has been a part of the franchise.
Sreesanth told CricTracker in an Instagram live session: “Obviously I will put my name in IPL 2021 Auction.”
“I would like to play for Men In Blue Mumbai Indians, because of Sachin Paaji,” he added.
Sreesanth has been a part of the Indian setup that lifted the World T20 in 2007 and the ICC World Cup in 2011.
Earlier, Ankeet Chavan too has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to re-think the life ban.