S Sreesanth’s wife writes to BCCI seeking justice for the banned cricketer
She wrote that a false accusation could ruin a person’s life.
Updated - Nov 28, 2018 9:48 pm
It’s a season of writing open letters to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). After former Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj penned a letter to the board officials writing her sour experience as a member of the squad, another woman also decided to do the same though she herself is not a cricketer but wife of one. Bhuvneshwari Sreesanth, the wife of tainted cricketer S Sreesanth, has written to the BCCI seeking support for her husband who has been banned for life in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case of 2013.
A special court in Delhi acquitted Sreesanth in the case in 2015 but yet the BCCI refused to remove the ban on the cricketer. He then approached the Kerala High Court and it too revoked the decision of the cricket board saying it was a “denial of natural justice” to Sreesanth. The cricketer approached the high court saying the BCCI’s refusal to remove the ban was ruining his sporting career.
The board, which considered the case to be “open and shut”, filed a petition against the single-judge bench’s order. In October 2017, a division bench of the Kerala High Court reinstated the ban on Sreesanth. He also moved the Supreme Court earlier this year to get a relief.
Sreesanth didn’t bowl any loose deliveries
Now, the 35-year-old cricketer’s wife decided to appeal to the BCCI by writing that false accusation could ruin a person’s life. In the letter, she also defended her husband saying that he hadn’t bowled any loose deliveries to the batsmen in the over in the IPL which led to the ban of Sreesanth.
She also mentioned that it was rather the quality of a batsman Adam Gilchrist because of which Sreesanth conceded 13 runs in an over. The letter was shared on an unverified account of Bhuvneshwari on Twitter.
— Bhuvneshwari Sreesanth (@Bhuvneshwarisr1) November 27, 2018
Sreesanth, who has been part of India’s World Cup-winning squads in both T20I and ODI, played international cricket between 2005 and 2011 taking 169 wickets with four five-wicket hauls. His final appearance in ODI was the final of the 2011 World Cup against Sri Lanka in Mumbai.