Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth, who is serving life ban by the BCCI for spot-fixing, is set to make his comeback to competitive cricket in April next year. He revealed his plans to play in the Scotland League.
Sreesanth, who unsuccessfully contested Kerala Assembly elections on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket this year, disclosed the plans while interacting with fans on Facebook Live through the page of a local media channel. the mercurial pacer is currently shooting for his upcoming Malayalam movie Team 5.
Sreesanth is awaiting clearance from the BCCI after being handed a life ban for spot-fixing. Although the Patiala Court in Delhi dropped charges against him and two otherRajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ashok Chandila , but the board had made it clear that the ban will stay.
Sreesanth banned for life from playing any representative Cricket, or in any way being associated with activities of BCCI or its affiliates
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 13, 2013
Known for his mercurial temperament, Sreesanth played 27 Tests and 53 one-day internationals (ODI) for India, taking 87 and 75 wickets respectively. He was a part of the Indian team which won the 2007 ICC World T20 and the ICC World Cup 2011. The defining moment of his career came during the semi-final of ICC World T20 when he castled Australian stalwarts Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden to set the foundation for an Indian win.
Later, he took the stunning catch off Joginder Sharma’s delivery to dismiss Pakistani batsman Misbah-ul-Haq in the final of the tournament. You can relive that moment once again.
His aggression also landed him in trouble, particularly the ugly incident when the Kings XI Punjab pacer was slapped by Harbhajan Singh during a match in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The pacer was seen crying inconsolably after the match. Harbhajan later apologised to the Kerala pacer for the incident.