The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to consider the former Indian pacer Sreesanth to play for the upcoming Ranji Trophy season if he could prove his physical fitness. In 2013, Delhi police arrested Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royal teammates, Ajit Chandilia and Ankit Chavan, on spot-fixing charges. The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) had imposed a life ban on fast bowler S. Sreesanth. After a long battle, a special court in Delhi had acquitted him of all charges in 2015.
The Kerala High Court has also revoked the BCCI to impose a life ban on him in 2018. In 2019 Supreme Court upheld his guilt but also asked BCCI to reduce his quantum of punishment. After that, BCCI had lowered his life ban, which will end in September 2020. Since 2013, Sreesanth has not played a match, and now he will make a comeback as he believes he has a lot of cricket left in him.
Sreesanth is waiting for the official announcement; the announcement will come in September. The Kerala bowling coach Tinu Yohannan says that Sreesanth has enough time to work on his fitness; there is time for him (Sreesanth) to get ready as his ban will be lifted in September. The coach also said Sreesanth has been working hard on his bowling and fitness.
I am indebted to the KCA for giving me a chance, and I will prove my fitness and storm back to the game. Sreesanth said in Kochi. He also said that now this is time for all controversies to take rest.