Recently BCCI reduced the ban they had levied on the right-handed-fast-bowler, S Sreesanth due to his involvement in the spot-fixing case back in 2013. The ban that was levied on him was a life-ban as he confessed to spot fixing which later on he said that he was forced to do so. He still pleads innocence in the case.
The board of cricket control in India has reduced that life ban to a 7-year ban, which means that he can be eligible for team selection after September 13th 2020. No one can deny Sreesanth’s capabilities as a bowler though he has always been a part of some controversy.
After this announcement this is what the player has said,
“I am extremely delighted with what I have heard now. Thanks to each one of my well-wishers who prayed for me and the prayers have been answered. I am 36 now and next year I will be 37. I have 87 Test wickets and my aim is I want to finish my career with 100 Test wickets. I am confident that I can return to the Indian Test team and always wanted to play under Virat Kohli,”
This could be a new start for the player, he was also seen in a dance reality show a few years back. But fans have been contemplating if he will return or not. Back in 2015, he was acquitted of the spot-fixing charges but still faced the ban.
Let us have a look at his career stats :
Fun fact: This reduction of the sentence does not affect the criminal proceedings which are pending against Sreesanth.