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Sanjay Manjrekar questions if BCCI is ready to challenge S Sreesanth’s ban being revoked

If Sree is around, players like Thampi can gain from his experience: KCA secratary

Sreesanth vs Harbhajan
One of the ugliest on-field brawls happened between two of the former Indian cricketers. (Photo Source: Google)

After the Kerela High Court lifted the ban on Former Indian International S Sreesanth on Monday, renowned cricket analyst and commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar took to Twitter to express if BCCI is ready to challenge Kerela High Court’s order to revoke the ban on the speedster. Sreesanth was banned from playing cricket for a lifetime after he was found guilty of being involved in spot-fixing and betting during IPL 2013 while representing the Rajasthan Royals.

The Kerela pacer was exonerated by the Delhi sessions court in July 2015 as he claimed that he was provided with the clean chit but the cricket board continued to remain staunch in its decision and harassed him by not providing him with the same. As a result, the pacer had to seek assistance from the Kerela High Court after BCCI had turned down his plea.

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“If BCCI had a strong case to ban cricketers for match fixing, surely they must have a strong case to challenge the lifting of bans,” tweeted Sanjay Manjrekar. “The judgement has come today. The BCCI’s legal team will study the judgement and give its observations. Obviously, their feedback will be taken and placed at an appropriate forum (general body).” commented KCA secretary Jayesh George.

KCA looking at Sree to guide young bowlers

“Look, two years back, we had appealed to the BCCI requesting to lift Sreesanth’s ban after lower court in Delhi exonerated him of all spot-fixing charges. The BCCI then decided to stick to life ban. Now that Kerala High Court has given the verdict, the BCCI may think of appealing to Supreme Court. We don’t know what will be their stand,” continued George.

“He is 34 years and has not played for last four years. Obviously, with his talent and experience, he is an asset for Kerala Ranji team. We now have pacers like Basil Thampi (current India A player), Sandip Warrier. If Sree is around, obviously they can gain from his experience,” said KCA secretary.

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